Veteran actor Ratna Pathak Shah, in conjunction with social worker Anuradha Kapoor, appeared on current 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati for a special Karamveer episode. Together, they won Rs 25 lakh for their organisation, Swayam.
Swayam, works for the women who have been affected by domestic violence. It helps give them a protected place where they are able to memorize different vocations and also regain their self confidence. Anuradha is the founder of this organisation and participated on the show to bring awareness on the issue.
Ratna and Anuradha fielded all questions by host Amitabh Bachchan with ease and even won a big prize money. They might have earned even more had they not run out of time. The two did not realize the answer to the 13th question worth Rs 25 lakh and determined to use their lifeline ‘Flip the Question’. Upon the usage of it, they were asked the following question by the host:
According to the Qissa-i-Sanjan, which king gave refuge to the Parsis in Gujarat, where they founded the settlement of Sanjan?
The options were: Dronasimha, Jadi Rana, Mularaja and Navaghana.
Anuradha and Ratna, after a little contemplation, went with Jadi Rana. Which turned out to be the right kind answer.
Qissa-i-Sanjan tells of the early years of Zoroastrian settlers in the Indian subcontinent. Jadi Rana, the king, allowed them to seek refuge in his kingdom but he had a couple of conditions. “They were to adopt the native language (Gujarati), their women were to wear the garments of the native women (the Sari), they were to cease to carry weapons, marriages were only to be performed in the evenings,” as per the text.
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In an earlier question, Ratna also fielded a question approximately the movie Golmaal. The question used to be ‘In the role of father, which actor said: “Tumhari shaadi usse nahin hogi jise tum prem karti ho … tumhari shaadi usse hogi jise main prem karta hoon”?’ The proper answer used to be Utpal Dutt. Ratna also mentioned that her mother Dina Pathak used to be also part of the movie.
Ratna Pathak Shah used to be final seen in Thappad as Taapsee Pannu’s mother. Her next movie is Jayeshbhai Jordaar with Ranveer Singh.
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