Kaun Banega Crorepati host Amitabh Bachchan had a contestant from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand on his show on Monday when he found himself carrying out the duty of a marriage counselor. The contestant in question was Shivani Dhingra, who brought a list of ‘demands’ that she wanted fulfilled and needed Bachchan’s help.
Shivani presented a list of her demands that she had written on a piece of paper to Bachchan. Mother of a 4-year-old daughter, Shivani told Bachchan that she had been married for nine years but longed for her husband’s attention. She said, “My husband doesn’t give me as much attention as other husbands do to their wives. I have a long list of complaints (about my husband). Now I think only Amitabh ji can solve my complaints,” she said.
Bachchan replied, “Devi ji, how did you arrive at the conclusion that only I can solve your problems?” The contestant said that she had seen him solve other contestants’ problems adding that no one would dare defy him.
Before Bachchan started the show, the contestant handed him a paper containing her list of demands. To which the Bollywood megastar said, “I thought I had got a job as an anchor on this show, but it appears as if I am expected to act as a marriage counselor.” His comments left members of the audience in splits.
Bachchan asked her husband to ensure that he spent enough time with his wife to avoid trouble in future. The contestant’s husband denied his wife’s allegations stating that this was the first time he was being informed about these ‘complaints.’
Bachchan also revealed that some vegetables put him off since he found their names repulsive. “Just imagine kaddu khaoge (Will you eat pumpkin)?” The Bollywood megastar said that he only ate vegetables to make his wife Jaya Bachchan happy.
Shivani left the show after winning Rs 3,20,000 prize money.