KBC 11: The Rs 6.40 lakh question, concerning Dinesh Karthik, that forced Dr Ashu Sethi out of game
The Thursday episode of the eleventh season of Kaun Banega Crorepati had Dr Ashu Sethi from Chandigarh on the hot seat. Right from the beginning, the lady, who is a dentist by profession, seemed out of form. At certain points during the show, she looked extremely nervous, which led to her exhausting her lifelines for rather easy questions. She rued wasting lifelines, saying that she would have gone ahead in the game without using them.
As luck would have it, despite all the odds, Dr Sethi managed to secure prize money of Rs 3 lakh 20 thousand. In fact, she gave her last correct answer without a lifeline in hand. But the Rs 6 lakh 40 thousand-question forced her to leave the coveted hot seat. For any cricket aficionado or someone who has decent knowledge of current affairs, the question was rather basic. But the Chandigarh dentist failed to give a correct answer, thereby leaving the hot seat with Rs 3.20 lakh in hand.
The question was: Cricketer Dinesh Karthik is married to which sportsperson, who has won medals in both the Commonwealth and Asian games? The options were: a) Ashwini Ponnappa b) Joshna Chinappa c) Deepika Kumari d) Dipika Pallikal
The correct answer was Dipika Pallikal. However, Ashu, after claiming that she was confused between Deepika and Dipika, chose Ashwini Ponnappa as her final answer, thereby losing the game. Pallikal, for those not in the know, is a Squash player, who won medals for India at the 2014 Commonwealth games and the 2018 Asian games.
Below, watch a clip from the previous episode of KBC 11:
Meanwhile, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 is having a fantastic run on television. In the TRP race, the game quiz show is at the No. 6 position, revealed the latest data released by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). It is far ahead of the Salman Khan-hosted Bigg Boss 13, which is at the No. 15 spot.