Mumbai: Hindu Janjagran Samiti (HJS) on Monday sought an apology from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan for ‘hurting’ the religious sentiments of the community in the October 30th episode of “Kaun Banega Crorepati-season 12″(KBC) aired on Sony TV by asking suspicious and negative questions about the Hindu scriptures.
Ramesh Shinde, the HJS national spokesperson, said in a statement that in “Karmaveer Vishesh’ episode of KBC, on October 30, the seats of father of Hindus were once again insulted by asking suspicious and negative questions about Hindu scriptures.
The host Bachchan asked a question as to which Hindu Scriptures was burnt on December 25, 1927, by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and his followers? and gave four options for answers–Vishnupuran, Bhagwadgeeta, Rigveda, and Manusmruti.
Shinde questioned Bachchan and KBC what message they wanted to give. They tried to mislead
the society by criticizing Manusmruti for its ideologically inappropriate caste-discrimination, so it was burnt.
This was the second incidence, as the KBC had insulted Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by addressing him singularly as ‘Shivaji’.
He further demanded that Bachchan publically apologize for insulting Hindu Dharma, Scriptures, and a national hero like Dr. Ambedkar.