Sony TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati saw host Amitabh Bachchan issue a profound ‘apology’ to a contestant from Delhi as the Bollywood megastar promised to say sorry to Shah Rukh Khan. This was after a question asked by Bachchan featured names of Shah Rukh Khan, Bigg Boss host Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Aamir Khan.
The question that evoked an ‘apology’ from Bachchan, had read, “On which actor is this song picturised?” The options were Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan. The contestant correctly answered in favour of Shah Rukh Khan since the song in question was from Jab Harry Met Sejal starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. Arjit Singh had lent his voice to the track, while Pritam had composed the music.
After answering the question correctly, the contestant said, “He (Shah Rukh Khan) is my favourite hero and I used to get very angry at you when you scolded him in Mohabbatein and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.”
Bachchan replied, “When did I scold at him. In fact, he scolded at me in Mohabbatein.” The contestant replied, “No, you shouted at him first. And you kicked him out of your house in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.”
Bachchan clarified that he did not kick him out of his house, adding that ‘the writer and the director of the film asked’ him to kick Shah Rukh out of his house.
“I had felt so angry even though I watched the movie when I was too small,” said the contestant adding that she had cried a lot. Bachchan said, “Dear lady, I apologise and I will say sorry to Shah Rukh Khan too. I will remember that you are very angry with me.”
The contestant said that she was no longer angry with the Bollywood megastar, but the KBC host jokingly said that he was upset with the revelation.
In her introduction video, the contestant from Delhi had said, “I am very excited to meet Amitabh sir. I am going to meet someone who I’ve grown watching on TV. This is by far the best and biggest opportunity till date.”
Earlier in the show, contestant Rekha Rani had said that no boys could muster the courage to approach her romantically because her nature had a resemblance to Jhansi Ki Rani. Bachchan replied, “I can see that and I am scared sitting here. I don’t quite know how I will ask you questions and have a conversation with you.”
Bachchan said that the contestant from Delhi had left him stunned.