FIR Lodged Against Amitabh Bachchan And KBC Maker Over Question on Manusmriti
Kaun Banega Crorepati has landed in controversy as a question on the reality quiz show didn’t go down well with a section of the viewers. Abhimanyu Pawar, a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Ausa in Latur district in Maharashtra filed an FIR against the actor-host Amitabh Bachchan and the makers of the show for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Hindu community.
In his FIR, the legislator has demanded an action against Mr. Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television for asking a question about religious text Manusmriti on the October 30 episode.
“On 25th December 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture?”: Bachchan had asked contestants activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni on the show. The options were: Vishnu Purana, Bhagavad Gita, Rigved and Manusmriti.
Bachchan revealed that the correct answer was Manusmriti and then went on to explain Ambedkar’s action. In 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar burnt the copies of Manusmriti and condemned it as the ancient Hindu text justifies caste discrimination and untouchability, he said.
“There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony,” Pawar, a close aide of Maharashtra’a ex-Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, wrote in his tweet. He also shared a copy of his letter to the police.
“All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus,” Pawar reportedly mentioned in his complaint.
Since then, social media users have been accusing Kaun Banega Crorepati of running “leftist propaganda”. Others also called for boycotting the show.
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