Namak Halaal scene recreated on KBC as Amitabh Bachchan forced to stop quiz show after facing attack from fly


Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to briefly stop his quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati on Thursday night due to an unwanted intruder – a fly to be precise, causing annoyance to the Bollywood megastar. Bachchan was about to start his daily quiz show on Sony TV with a contestant from Gujarat when he came under the attack of a fly.

Amitabh Bachchan

Just before Bachchan could ask the KBC contestant Surabhi Gunjan Dave her 7th question for Rs 40,000 he found a fly occupying the centre stage of his monitor, thereby preventing him from reading the question. Bachchan said, “Now the 7th question will appear on your screen, whose value is Rs 40,000. Dr Sahab, the next question is here as soon as this fly leaves.”

This caused quite a loud laughter among the audience, who were visibly amused by the presence of the insect on Bachchan’s monitor.

Bachchan tried to ask the question again but found the fly had shifted its base to the contestant’s monitor. The KBC host said, “Now, it’s gone that side.” Unbale to continue to ask his next question to Dave, Bachchan stopped his programme briefly and got up from his seat to shoo away the fly.

“This fly is annoying me,” he said while leaving his seat. While shooing away the insect, Bachchan said, “Get lost. We are discussing education and you have come to interrupt us.”

Once again the audience members were left in splits.

The contestant from Gujarat informed Bachchan that she had nine degrees as books were her best companion. “Oh my God. You have nine degrees. I’ve spent all my life and could not acquire one degree,” said Bachchan evoking huge round of laughter from the audience.

The fly causing annoyance to Bachchan will be familiar to both the Bollywood megastar and millions of his fans, who watched a similar scene in one of his hit films, Namak Halal. The film, which also featured Shashi Kapoor, had a scene where Amitabh Bachchan was seen attacking potential buyers of his employer’s hotel on the pretext of shooing away a fly, which was causing annoyance to the guests in the room.

You can watch the scene below.

Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 77th birthday today.



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