Popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati has turned many into millionaires overnight. It originally aired on Star Plus for the first 3 seasons from 2000 to 2007 before migrating to Sony TV in 2010. Hosted by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, KBC has successfully conducted eleven seasons so far. While the show has aired some of the most inspiring stories, this one in particular has garnered headlines recently.
Back in 2001, a 14-year-old Ravi Mohan Saini, who participated in the KBC Junior contest, went on to win Rs 1 crore. 19 years later, the same lad now a 33-year-old grown man is known as Dr Ravi Mohan Saini, an IPS officer, who took charge as the Superintendent of Police, Porbandar, on Tuesday.
According to reports, Saini perused his education from Naval Public School in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, since his father was a Navy officer. He then went on to do Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and worked as an intern before clearing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for the upcoming season of KBC amid the COVID-19 lockdown, and from his latest blog post it seems like the actor is apprehensive about being judged for breaking social distancing rules. He seems defensive in the post, insisting that the shoot was done with essential precautionary measures.
"So yes I worked .. got a problem with that .. keep it to yourself then .. damned if you pour it out here in this locked in condition .. sufficient precaution as much that could be taken was taken .. and what had been scheduled for 2 days , was completed in one day .. starting 6pm .. ending a short while NOW … !!" wrote Bachchan in his blog.
Viewers are wondering how the quiz show would be shot this year owing to the current restrictions including social distancing and the lockdown. Talking about the same, Big B mentioned in his blog: "Personal gratifications to the many that ask .. and then the KBC pile of several.. in all about 10 to 12 videos and then hours of audio recordings .. also for the same , KBC .. and the speculation as to how they shall conduct it .. there have been no definite answers for that .. but the authority hopes well and long .. so .."
The 77-year-old actor has also been suffering from a Hamstring pain. "Just back from work .. hamstring be damned .. social messaging videos .. acknowledging the 'angels' videos .. giving commendation to them that work so we exist .. and the invitations to the new season of KBC .. The show goes on ..heavy in heart , to all," Big B tweeted early on Wednesday.
Like everyone else, he is also concerned about the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Of one there is little doubt .. the debate on the outcome of this pandemic .. hesitation .. apprehension .. fear or recurrence .. strain of the conducting of the time of release .. and so much more .."
".. how long then shall it hold the barrel .. what shall be the outcome when the barrel is held .. what alternatives shall prevail and what in God's name shall the future hold for us all .."
".. the World is all ‘shook up' .. as Elvis would say .. and would never be the same in the respects of community and reaction," he wrote.