Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 will be back soon with a new season. megastar Amitabh Bachchan has announced the return of its popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) with a new video where the screen icon addresses the menace of misinformation by using viral and fake claims of “GPS-enabled Rs 2,000 notes”. Is.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation in 2016, several news channels claimed that the new Rs 2,000 note would have an in-built GPS that would track its position round the clock.
Taking a dig at misinformation in the promo of KBC 14
The 50-second promo shared by Sony TV on Saturday took a dig at these false claims as it featured Bachchan reprising his role as the host of the show, asking a question to a contestant named Guddi.
In the video, the veteran actor is seen asking the contestant ‘Out of typewriter, television, satellite and Rs 2,000 note, what is GPS technology?’ The contestant confidently chooses the Rs 2,000 note as her answer, only to be told by Bachchan that the correct answer was a satellite.
When the confused contestant asked if Bachchan was joking, the 79-year-old said, “What you believed to be true was a joke”. When the contestant says that she got the information from news portals, it was her fault, Bachchan tells her that even though it was the journalists’ fault, “the loss was hers”.
“Gyaan jahaan se mile bator lijiye, par pehle zara tatol lijiye (Gather information from wherever you can, but verify it first),” he says in the promotional video.
The clip soon went viral on social media, garnering over 10,000 likes on Twitter itself.
KBC 14 is officially announced by the channel
“We all know that one person jo humein aisi unverified sansani khabrein sunata hai! Tag them in the comments and tell them that Gyaan jahaan se mile bator lo, lekin pehle tatol lo,” Sony TV’s official Twitter page wrote, announcing season 14 of the show.
Big B’s old relationship with KBC continues
Bachchan has hosted KBC since its inception in 2000, except for the third season in 2007, which was hosted by Superstar. Shahrukh Khan,