A recent ‘fake’ video purportedly featuring iconic host Amitabh Bachchan on the popular television quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ has stirred controversy on social media. The video in question falsely depicts Amitabh Bachchan asking a derogatory question about Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Sony TV, the network behind ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ has now issued an official statement on the matter via X, formerly known as Twitter, clarifying that the video is misleading and unauthorized.
The statement released by Sony TV reads as follows: “We have been alerted to the circulation of an unauthorized video from our show, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati.’ This video misleadingly overlays a fabricated voice-over of our host and presents distorted content. Upholding the show’s integrity and our viewers’ trust is paramount, and we are actively addressing this matter with the cybercrime cell. We strongly condemn such misinformation, urge our audience to be vigilant, and refrain from sharing unverified content.”
In the viral video, Amitabh Bachchan is seen asking a contestant, “Which of these chief ministers is called an announcement minister because of their fake announcements?” The multiple-choice options included Manohar Lal Khattar, Yogi Adityanath, and Bhupendra Patel, with the contestant selecting Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The video’s spread raised concerns about the potential for misinformation and the impact it can have on public perception. Sony TV’s swift response underscores its commitment to maintaining the credibility of the long-running quiz show and ensuring that viewers receive accurate and reliable content.
The incident highlights the ongoing challenges posed by the spread of fake or manipulated content on social media platforms and the importance of verifying information before sharing it online. Sony TV’s statement serves as a reminder to be cautious and responsible when consuming and sharing content on digital platforms.