Amitabh Bachchan and the makers of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ are facing criticism for allegedly fuelling communal disharmony and running a leftist propaganda
Indian Television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is being lambasted over a quiz question.
The police were asked to take action against Big B and the makers of the game show on November 3 by a BJP MLA in Maharashtra.
Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district, in a complaint to Latur SP Nikhil Pingle, urged strong action to be taken against Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television over a question that was asked during Friday’s Karamveer special episode, according to the Indian Express.
“There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony,” Pawar tweeted.
During the special episode in question, Bachchan asked social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni, who were in the hot seat, the following question:
On 25th December 1927, Dr B R Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture?
The options were: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved and (D) Manusmriti.
Bachchan stated, “In 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies.”
“All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus,” Pawar wrote in his police complaint.
“This question spreads the message that Hindu religious scriptures are meant for burning and triggers enmity between Hindus and followers of Buddhism.”
KBC has been hijacked by Commies. Innocent kids, learn this is how cultural wars are win. It’s called coding. pic.twitter.com/uR1dUeUAvH— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 31, 2020
Netizens were also seen taking KBC to task for running a ‘leftist propaganda.’
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri tweeted, "KBC has been hijacked by Commies. Innocent kids, learn this is how cultural wars are won. It’s called coding."