Mumbai: BJP MLA from Maharashtra Abhimanyu Pawar, on Tuesday sought police action against Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan for allegedly hurting the sentiments of certain communities through his TV show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 12'.
Pawar, the BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district tweeted, "There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony. Action should be taken against Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television over a question asked during Friday's Karamveer special episode." Abhimanyu Pawar said in his complaint to Latur SP Nikhil Pingle.
He uploaded a copy of his two-page letter to the police official on Twitter.
Actor Anup Soni and social activist Bezwada Wilson was in the hot seat opposite Bachchan who asked the following question that was worth Rs 6.40 lakh:
"On 25th December 1927, Dr B R Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? The options were: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved and (D) Manusmriti."
Bachchan then said, "In 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies."
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri shared a clip from the show on twitter claiming KBC was "hijacked by Commies". He wrote in his tweet, "Innocent kids, learn this is how culture wars are won. It's called coding."
This particular question asked by Amitabh Bachchan in his show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) annoyed neitzens who accused the show of running a "leftist propaganda", while others said it hurts Hindu sentiments.
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