Old KBC Question On Alia Bhatt Goes Viral, Netizens Put Amitabh Bachchan In The Hotseat

Once upon a time, Kaun Banega Crorepati used to be one of the most interesting shows on Indian television. Every evening the country used to wait for Amitabh Bachchan to greet them in his signature baritone and watch him make a simple game show so interesting. But now the market has become over-saturated. And that has increased the shows’ need to hog the audience’s attention by any means possible, thereby affecting its quality.

Twitter user @odshek posted a photo from the 2014 edition of Kaun Banega Crorepati which featured one of the most ridiculous questions ever and the show-runners faced a lot of flak after it went viral.

Believe it or not, Kaun Banega Crorepati used to be the barometer of one’s general knowledge. Additionally, it used to educate people about a lot of facts we didn’t know. And keeping count of how many stars has Alia Bhatt kissed certainly doesn’t fulfill either of those categories.

Just in case anyone was worried that the post was fake and was an attempt to malign the show or the superstar, he reassured that it was 100% real. His claim was confirmed by news reports from 2014 that had addressed the absurdity of the question.

Netizens who saw this were obviously angry, but most importantly they were sad that KBC had stooped to this level of questioning.

1. Because it’s unnecessary.

2. Ouch!

3. Naysayers be naysaying.

4. Truth hurts.

5. Tell me about it.

6. It’s shameful.

7. Is it though?

8. Aur yeh sahi jawab!

9. Aptly put.

10. Shooting two birds with one stone, I see.

It’s unclear if this question was meant to be a joke or if it was indeed a serious question. Either way, it was one in poor taste. Somebody of Amitabh Bachchan’s stature should’ve realised that and stopped it from being finalised as one of the questions that will go on air.

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