Days after Arnab Goswami and his colleagues hounded Deepika Padukone in the drugs racket case, the name of the popular Bollywood actor once again featured on Sony TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. Also finding a mention was a film by Isha Ambani’s friend Kiara Advani.
This was after Bachchan asked his contestant, “Which of these actresses is among a group of film professionals from India who were invited in June 2020 to join the Academy that organises the Oscars?” The options were Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt.
Unsure if the correct answer was Deepika Padukone, the contestant decided to use his lifeline and asked Bachchan to flip the question. This prompted Bachchan to inform the contestant that the correct answer was Alia and not Deepika.
Bachchan also asked his contestant a question about Good Newwz featuring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kiara Advani. His question was, “What was the good news in 2019 film “Good Newwz?” The options were pregnancy, job promotion, US visa and winning a lottery. The contestant correctly answered in favour of pregnancy.
The Bollywood megastar also tested his contestant’s knowledge on the title music of Dhoom also featuring his Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her husband Abhishek Bachchan.
Deepika featuring on the KBC assumes significance in light of Arnab Goswami’s recent meltdown against the Padmaavat star during the coverage of the drug racket case. Goswami had mocked Deepika Padukone by quoting the content of her deposition before the Narcotics Control Bureau. The Republic TV founder had claimed that Deepika told the NCB that she was procuring ‘doob’ through her WhatsApp chat group. He had said, “Doob is a filled cigarette. This is not drugs. Then this Dam Maaro Dam gang should also inform the nation that hash and weed are not drugs.”
Goswami’s colleague was seen chasing a car in Goa as the actor made her way to Mumbai to appear before the NCB. The video fo Goswami’s colleague speaking to a car had gone viral on social media platforms.
Republic TV finally won the Nobel prize for investigative journalism! They managed to take their car next to Deepika Padukone’s car! Wow! pic.twitter.com/xFqXhfuAwD
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) September 25, 2020
Indian TV channels had come under widespread condemnation for their decision to hound Deepika as part of their ‘journalism.’
Earlier, Bachchan had asked one of his contestants about Deepika and her husband Ranveer Singh related to their wedding.