Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says Dr Samit Sen is the first contestant from Andaman and Nicobar Islands in a span of 22 years of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.
big b Also told the contestant of ‘KBC 14’ that he himself had gone there once.
Amitabh Bachchan said: “In 22 years of ‘KBC’, Dr Samit is the first hot seat contestant to come from Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
28-year-old Samit, who is pursuing a master’s degree in microbiology from Ram Manohar Lohia Medical College, New Delhi, shared with the host that although there are limited channels available on TV in his hometown Port Blair, people are keen to watch ‘KBC’ . And once he heard a rumor that Bachchan had come to that place.
To this Amitabh Bachchan nodded and said: “Yes, I was there once.”
Later, he talked about Sentinel Island and also mentioned the year 1943 when freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose hoisted the first flag for India declaring the islands, the first Indian territory freed from British rule.
Further, he shares his experience of being on the show and handling the hot seat.
“I identify with the islands of Andaman and Nicobar since I was born there, and I am proud to have represented the islands on national television and in iconic shows like ‘KBC’. Playing in front of Amitabh Bachchan and playing in front of my hometown. Talking to him about it was like a dream come true.
He further shared that he is going to remember his conversation with host and megastar Amitabh Bachchan for a lifetime.
“I will take back these fond memories of being a part of one of the most historic shows of Indian television, especially during Diwali celebrations. It was a privilege to meet Mr Bachchan, and an honor to let people know about Andaman and Nicobar,” he concluded.
‘KBC 14’ airs on Sony Entertainment Television.