Amitabh Bachchan is back with his famous television show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The reality TV series recorded yet another exciting episode over the weekend. It witnessed 19-year-old trainee pilot Himanshu Dhuria losing his chance to take home INR1 crore as he walked away with INR50 lakh, refusing to risk answering the tricky question thrown at him. Himanshu apparently was pretty sure about the answer to the dodgy question but decided not to be too over confident. The question posed to him was about the Sirr-e-Akbar. “Whose Persian translation of several Upanishads is known as the Sirr-e-Akbar,” asked the question. The options provided were Abul Fazal, Shah Wallulah Dehlvi, Dara Shikoh and Ahmad al-Sirhindi.”
And guess who knew the answer? Filmmaker Karan Johar! He tweeted, “If you know the answer, let us tell you that you are not the only one,” he tweeted on Tuesday night that he, too, knew the INR1 crore answer. “I knew the 1 crore answer!!!!!! #DARASHIKOH and so would you have @RanveerOfficial #TAKHT,” he wrote in his tweet.
Dara Shikoh was the eldest son and heir-apparent of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and the brother of Aurangzeb. He got the Upanishads translated from Sanskrit to Persian in 1657 so that they could be studied by Muslim scholars. Sirr-e-Akbar means The Greatest Mystery. Ranveer Singh will play Dara Shikoh in Karan’s upcoming film Takht while Vicky Kaushal plays Aurangzeb. Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor also star in important roles. The shooting on the film has not yet begun. While Himanshu may have run out of luck, things will prove better for next week’s contender, Sanoj Raj. In a new promo released by Sony TV, Sanoj is seen celebrating as he wins INR1 crore and attempts the INR7 crore question. The episode will be telecast on Thursday and Friday.