Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will play the role of a student before Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season nine, to be telecast on Sony TV at 9 pm on Friday.
The recording of the episode was completed a few days ago. Anand was invited as a special guest and he ended up winning Rs 25 lakh on the hot seat. He answered seven questions, and was assisted a couple of times by IIT student Anup Kumar in the audience gallery.
Anand was invited for the show as a special guest from Bihar in view of his contribution to education, especially for the poor. Over 400 students – mostly from the underprivileged sections – from Super 30 have so far reached IIT in the last 15 years. Super 30 provides them free residential mentoring for nearly a year.
Anand said it was a privilege to be on the hotseat with the Bollywood icon of the century, and he would cherish every moment spent there. “Taking questions on general knowledge from Bachchanji was a different experience. It is through his sheer greatness that he makes the candidate feel totally comfortable. I learnt a lot from him,” he added.