Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: FIR Against Amitabh Bachchan for Asking a Question About BR Ambedkar and Manusmriti

Tania Tarafdar
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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12, host Amitabh Bachchan and makers have landed in legal trouble over a question asked on the show. Bezwada Wilson and actor Anoop Soni were special guests on a recent episode and were asked a question about BR Ambedkar and Manusmriti. As per reports, an FIR has been filed against Big B and the makers in Lucknow. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri along with many other netizens have out criticised the show on Twitter after the episode. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Rebukes Contestant Who Wanted Plastic Surgery on Wife’s Face with Prize Money.

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The question for Rs 6,40,000 was, "On 25 December 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture?" The options given were, a) Vishnu Purana, b) Bhagavad Gita, c) Rigdev, and d) Manusmriti.

"In 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and he also burned copies of it," Amitabh said, after revealing the answer. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Asked to Pay a Visit to His Ancestral Village Babu Patti, Check Out Big B’s Reply.

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Here are a few angry reactions:

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A Certain User Called It "Shamefull"

Although, the show has also received some support in the wake of this controversy. Sona Mohapatra said that she'd burn the copies of the scripture given the chance. She also condemned the people comparing the outrage to beheading in France due to religious intolerance.

Check Out Her Tweet Here: