Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 commenced its journey yesterday with a stellar grand premiere episode. The special episode was graced by eminent personalities and celebrities such as Aamir Khan, MC Mary Kom and Sunil Chhetri along with India's first blade runner, Major DP Singh, and Mithali Madhumita, the first female officer to win the Gallantry Award.
In tonight’s (August 8) episode, Amitabh Bachchan introduced the first set of contestants of KBC Season 14. Dulichand Agarwal from Mumbai became the first contestant to join the host on the hot seat. Agarwal revealed that he has done a PhD in Economics and is currently serving as a professor at a college in Durg, Madhya Pradesh.
The contestant engaged in some fun banter with Big B. He also asked the host to call him DC and not Dhulichand. The 62-year-old played a good game. However, he exhausted all his lifelines and won Rs 50 Lakh by the end of the first episode. Dulichand will resume his game as the rollover contestant in the next episode and will attempt the Rs 75 Lakh question. It must be noted that makers have introduced a new prize money slot of Rs 75 Lakh this year, in order to help the contestants take home a larger sum of money.
Meanwhile, the question for Rs 50 Lakh faced by Dulichand is as follows: In 1953, the Parliamentary election of which country was held under the charge of India's first Chief Election Ccommissioner? It came with the following options: A) Nepal, B) Afghanistan, C) Sudan, and D) South Africa. The contestant ended up using his last lifeline (50:50) for the aforementioned question and won the amount. The correct answer is C) Sudan.
During the episode, Dulichand shared that Amitabh Bachchan owes him money since 1970. He said, "I desired to see your film 'Muqaddar ka Sikandar'. I managed to procure Rs 10 somehow and travelled miles to a theatre after making all possible calculations on how this Rs 10, would be spent or be enough for the film to be seen, I stood for hours, with the Rs 10 and by the time my turn came to the Box Office window, a rush for tickets and the stampede of the audience, resulted in the Police being summoned. I got pushed as police did 'lathi charge' to disperse the crowd. I fell to the ground and had a head injury. I swore never to see your film again and wished to narrate this incident in front of you and hoped one day perhaps we could see the film together." Amitabh gave him Rs 20 note and said, "With added interest."