Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan saw a series of setbacks on Thursday night as three contestants got booted out of the quiz show in quick succession. The most shocking departure was that of the astrologers from Madhya Pradesh, Hariom Sharma, who failed to predict his future on the show correctly and had to leave the show with just Rs 10,000. The biggest heartbreak for the astrologer was due to the fact that he had three important lifelines left intact as he answered the question for Rs 80,000 wrongly.
Sharma was asked, “50 years of which event in human history was celebrated on 20 July 2019?” His options were ‘Summiting Mount Everest, Man in space, Man on the moon and Reaching the North Pole.” To everyone’s surprise, Sharma wasted most of his 60 seconds allotted to answer the question in indecisiveness before asking Bachchan to lock the answer ‘Summiting Mount Everest.’
The correct answer was ‘Man on the moon.’ With his wrong answer, Sharma’s winning amount came down to Rs 10,000. Bachchan was seen sharing banter with Sharma as he jokingly asked the astrologer to be quick with his answers before the position of the stars changed thereby bringing bad omen for him.
On Wednesday, Sharma had told Amitabh Bachchan that his reading of the stars had predicted that he will be playing KBC with the Bollywood megastar. Sharma hailed from Indore, the hometown of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
The contestant replacing Sharma was Ashwini Bhosle from Maharashtra but she too failed to progress beyond Rs 1,60,000 as she decided to quit the game after having used all her lifelines.
Facing pretty much the same predicament was another contestant, 66-year-old Anil Joshi from Nagpur in Maharashtra. He too squandered all his lifelines before reaching Rs 3,20,000 but was lucky to have won an amount of Rs 6.40 lakh prize money in the end.
While in conversation with Sharma, Bachchan opened up about his college days and revealed that he had failed his degree course exams and could only become a graduate after sitting for the compartmental exams in the second attempt.