Monday saw a new contestant Himanshu Dhuria occupy the hot seat at Kaun Banega Crorepati by setting a new record for the current season. 19-year-old Dhuria who hailed from Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh managed to clear the fastest finger first round in record time.
The ‘fastest finger first’ question on Monday night was, “Arrange the order of these planets in our solar system according to their distance from the sun, from the nearest to the furthest.” The four options given were Earth, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars. Dhuria took 2.42 seconds to answer the question correctly.
Later, Bachchan informed all that the time taken to answer the fastest finger first question by Dhuria was the fastest reply of this season.
Dhuria, who had to use one of his lifelines in the very first question of the show has already won Rs 50 lakh. He’s also become the first contestant of this season to attempt the Rs 1 crore question.
The first question that Dhuria could not answer without the help of a lifeline was, “What’s the missing word in this Hindi idiom used for those who make fancy imaginary plans: Khayali __ Pakana.” The correct answer was Pulav, but Dhuria went for the audience poll to answer this question correctly.
Dhuria said how his father had to take a loan of Rs 40 lakh to fund his commercial pilot training. Bachchan too recounted his own experience of being with trainee pilots when he was young.
Monday night’s show also caused quite a few cute moments as Bachchan made several attempts to probe his contestant’s love life. While Dhuria confessed to dating a girl, he refused to divulge more details about his girlfriend.
Dhuria said his parents were unaware of his love interest adding that the only person who knew about his girlfriend was his grandmother Jeevan Lata, who had accompanied him to the show.
You can watch this episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati here.