Amitabh Bachchan was trolled on Twitter after reports emerged stating that an FIR has been lodged against him and the makers of his popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati, for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
Bachchan’s name trended after a section of netizens targeted him saying he has humiliated Hindus by asking a question about burning Manusmriti in the show.
“Amitabh Bachchan, who has reached this stage only because of Hindus, does not leave any chance to humiliate this Hindu religion. We do not blame him, but we Hindus who gave him everything. I strongly condemn Amitabh Bachchan’s question in kbc. Boycott kbc completely,” retorted another user.
However, a section of netizens also came out in support of the veteran actor.
“I genuinely don’t understand why there’s an FIR against Amitabh Bachchan. It’s something that happened in the past and they just asked a question on it,” shared a user.
“Why Amitabh Bachchan ? If you wanna do FIR then do on the person who gives AB questions. Reading a question from what has happened in history & explaining it can never be the issue,” explained another user.
Meanwhile, some netizens also alleged that this might be a publicity stunt for the sake of TV ratings.
The problem arose following a question that Bachchan asked in the Karamveer episode. Social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anoop Soni were guests on the episode.
The question for Rs 6,40,000 and 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.
The right answer was Manusmriti.
Explaining the answer, Amitabh Bachchan said in Hindi that in 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti and also burned copies of it to prove a point against the caste system.