Banega Crorepati 12 has landed itself in a controversy. An FIR has been registered against the makers of the show and the host Amitabh Bachchan for a question regarding Manusmriti. Many on social media have claimed that it hurt Hindu sentiments.
QUESTION THAT CREATED HAVOC
The said question was featured in the Karamveer episode on October 30, which had social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni as guests. The question worth Rs 6.40 lakh was: On 25th December 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? The options were: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved and (D) Manusmriti.
Amitabh said, “In 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies.” This did not go down well with many people.
Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district, sought action against Amitabh Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television. He stated in his police complaint, “All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus.”
Abhimanyu shared a copy of his letter to the police on Twitter. He wrote, “There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony (sic).”
कौन बनेगा करोडपती या कार्यक्रमाद्वारे हिंदू धर्मीयांची भावना दुखावल्याबद्दल तसेच अत्यंत सलोख्याने राहणार्या हिंदू व बौद्ध धर्मीयांमध्ये जाणीवपूर्वक तेढ निर्माण करण्याचा प्रयत्न केल्याबद्दल महानायक श्री अमिताभ बच्चन व सोनी टेलिव्हिजन नेटवर्क विरोधात तक्रार नोंदवली.
— Abhimanyu Pawar (@AbhiPawarBJP) November 3, 2020
REACTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
A lot of people on social media said that KBC was running a leftist propaganda. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri shared a clip from the episode on Twitter, claiming KBC was “hijacked by Commies”. He wrote, “Innocent kids, learn this is how culture wars are won. Its called coding (sic).”
KBC has been hijacked by Commies. Innocent kids, learn this is how cultural wars are win. It’s called coding. pic.twitter.com/uR1dUeUAvH
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 31, 2020
Source: India Today