A sports-related question left a Kaun Banega Crorepati contestant stumped, forcing him to exhaust his lifelines and give up the show shortly afterwards. The contestant left the show, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, with Rs 40000.
Koshlendra Singh Tomar, from Madhya Pradesh, was once left scratching his head at the question ‘Who is the only Indian woman to win a silver medal in the Summer Olympics?’. His options were PV Sindhu, Mary Kom, Karnam Malleshwari, and Sakshi Malik. The right kind answer is PV Sindhu.
Tomar first used the Video a Friend lifeline, but didn’t get a passable answer. He then chose to use his 50-50 lifeline, but even that didn’t solve his problem, as the second one option was once another Olympic medal winner, Karnam Malleswari. He then used the Ask the Expert lifeline, which after all helped him answer the question.
But he hit a stumbling block in the very next question, and was once forced to quit the game after having exhausted his lifelines.
Tomar wasn’t in a position to respond to the question ‘The book – The Indian War of Independence, 1857 – was once written by which of the following authors?’. His options were Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Rabindranath Tagore.
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All over the episode, Tomar also joked that he’d buy his wife plastic surgery with his prize money. A surprised Amitabh asked him: “Plastic surgery but why?” To that, Tomar said, “15 saal se ek he chehra dekh ke bore hogaya hoon (I am tired of seeing the same face for the past 15 years).” Amitabh laughed, but told his wife to not listen to him.
This season, the Audience Ballot lifeline has been scrapped for the first time in the history of the show, since Covid-19 guidelines do not allow a live audience in the studio. This year marks two decades of Amitabh’s organization with KBC, with which he made his television debut in 2000. He has hosted each season so far, aside from the third season, which was once hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.
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