Actor Amitabh Bachchan is incessantly a witness to the stories of struggle and triumph of the human spirit of lots of the contestants on the Kaun Banega Crorepati hot seat. Then again, every so often, he’s also in for a surprise of another type on the game show. Something similar happened as he came head to head with a contestant from Madhya Pradesh, Koshlendra Singh Tomar.
Koshlendra, who is the secretary of gram panchayat in his village, won a small amount before he quit the show and left. Then again, a commentary he made, which he later called a prank, became the spotlight of the episode. During the game, Amitabh asked him what he would do with the winning amount. Koshlendra said he would first get plastic surgery done on his wife’s face. A surprised Amitabh asked him: “Plastic surgery but why?” To that, Koshlendra reportedly 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).” Seeing Amitabh’s reaction, Koshlendra said he used to be just joking. And while Amitabh laughed and asked his wife to not listen to her husband, he gently admonished Koshlendra and said that he must not say such things even as a prank.
So far as the game went, Koshlendra could not win big – he went back home with a small amount of Rs 40,000. As a part of the promotion, ahead of the airing of the episode, Sony TV’s promo said how Koshlendra is fondly called ‘superhero sachiv’ by the folks of Gujerkhedi district. In his opinion, whether the villages are given with all of the financial enhance and resources, they could dwarf urban life and embody peace, health and prosperity. Hence, he had established a skill development centre in his village and wants to spread the message of ‘going vocal for native’ through the hot seat.
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The question that stumped him used to be the eighth one:The book – The Indian War of Independence, 1857 – used to be written by which of the following authors? Options were as the following: Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar or Rabindranath Tagore and the proper answer used to be Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Sadly, by then, he had exhausted all his lifelines.
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