KBC 12: Amitabh Bachchan admonishes contestant who said he will use prize money to get plastic surgery done on wife’s face

KBC 12 on Monday saw contestant Koshlendra Singh Tomar surprise host Amitabh Bachchan, and the viewers, not with his win but with his controversial statement about plastic surgery, which he later called a joke.
Contestant Koshlendra Singh Tomar won a sum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000 and quit after the seventh question.
Contestant Koshlendra Singh Tomar won a sum of 40,000 and quit after the seventh question.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 01:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Actor Amitabh Bachchan is often a witness to the stories of struggle and triumph of the human spirit of many of the contestants on the Kaun Banega Crorepati hot seat. However, every now and then, he is also in for a surprise of another kind on the game show. Something similar happened as he came face to face with a contestant from Madhya Pradesh, Koshlendra Singh Tomar.

Koshlendra, who is the secretary of gram panchayat in his village, won a small amount before he quit the show and left. However, a statement he made, which he later called a joke, became the highlight of the episode. In the course of the game, Amitabh asked him what he would do with the winning amount. Koshlendra said he would first get plastic surgery done on his wife’s face. A surprised Amitabh asked him: “Plastic surgery but why?” To that, Koshlendra reportedly said, “15 saal se ek he chehra dekh ke bore hogaya hoon (I am tired of seeing the same face for the past 15 years).” Seeing Amitabh’s reaction, Koshlendra said he was just joking. And while Amitabh laughed and asked his wife to not listen to her husband, he gently admonished Koshlendra and said that he should not say such things even as a joke.



As far as the game went, Koshlendra could not win big - he went back home with a small amount of 40,000. As part of the promotion, ahead of the airing of the episode, Sony TV’s promo said how Koshlendra is fondly called ‘superhero sachiv’ by the folks of Gujerkhedi district. In his opinion, if the villages are provided with all the financial support and resources, they could dwarf urban life and embody peace, health and prosperity. Hence, he had established a skill development centre in his village and wants to spread the message of ‘going vocal for local’ through the hot seat.

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The question that stumped him was the eighth one:The book - The Indian War of Independence, 1857 - was written by which of the following authors? Options were as the following: Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar or Rabindranath Tagore and the correct answer was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Sadly, by then, he had exhausted all his lifelines.

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