- Big B also shared a photo of Sreejesh dressed as a sardar on the show
- PR Sreejesh shared the hilarious story behind the photo
- Neeraj Chopra shared why he chose javelin in his teenage days
It was a night to remember on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, on Friday. Olympic medallists Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh were the special guests on tonight’s episode and what an episode it was. The moment Amitabh Bachchan welcomed Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh on the show, the jubilant audience started cheering and clapping for the sports stars. Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh made Indians proud with their performances in javelin and hockey, respectively, at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj Chopra threw the javelin in men’s final to a distance of 87.58m and won India’s first-ever gold medal in athletics while PR Sreejesh, who is Indian men’s national hockey team goalkeeper, and his team won a bronze medal after defeating Germany. It was a historic win for Indian men’s national hockey team after 41 years.
Before starting the quiz, a montage of clips from Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh’s Olympics performances was played on screen and by the end of it, Amitabh Bachchan and two medallists were in tears. The montage also made the audience emotional and gave them goosebumps.
An excited Big B asked Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh if he can touch their medals. When the duo obliged and handed the medals to him, the actor hilariously said: “Nahi nahi pehnunga nahi (no, no, I won’t wear it)” and added: “Apne neeji jeevan mein isko pehenne ka afsar milega nahi, ek baar choo le bus, yahi bahut hai humare liye.”
Later, Big B, on a fun note, shared a photo of PR Sreejesh, who hails from Kerala, that featured him dressed as a Sardar. PR Sreejesh shared the story behind the picture and said that there are so many players from Punjab in his team that he has also started using Singh as his surname to promote unity in the team.
On the show, Amitabh Bachchan also got some lessons in Haryanvi from Neeraj Chopra, who is from Haryana. The gold medallist made Big B repeat some of the famous Hindi dialogues in Haryanvi and the results were hilarious. When Amitabh Bachchan asked Neeraj Chopra to say a verse from his song Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum – Main Aur Meri Tanhaai Aksar Yeh Baatein Karte Hain, Tum Hoti To Kaisa Hota – from his film Silsila in Haryanvi, Neeraj’s ROFL take on the track left Big B and PR Sreejesh in splits.
Neeraj shared that he chose javelin because when he was 13, he was “overweight” and his uncle insisted that he should pursue a career in sports. His uncle sent him to a stadium to get inspired by other sportspersons and Neeraj, who was clueless about which sport he should start pursuing back then, saw players practicing javelin at the stadium. He liked the sport and decided to pursue it. He also showed some techniques of javelin to Amitabh Bachchan.
Talking about the sacrifices his father has made so that he can have a bright future in sports, PR Sreejesh got emotional. He also recalled how he vowed to win a medal for team India at the Olympics after his team was badly treated when they lost all their matches at the London Olympics in 2012. In one segment of the show, Amitabh Bachchan also played hockey with PR Sreejesh and even scored a goal.
Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh won Rs 25,00,000 on the show. The duo have pledged to donate the money for a social cause.
Meanwhile, here are a few questions asked on tonight’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13:
#The Sabarimala temple in Kerala is situated inside which forest reserve?
#Hind Kesari and Maharashtra Kesari are championships related to which sport?
#The international hockey stadium in Mohali, Punjab is named after which Indian hockey legend?
#On December 25, 2019, the Indian Railways launched which new train service that is fully equipped with Vistadome coaches?
Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 airs on Sony TV from 9pm to 10:30pm from Monday-Friday. Watch this space for more updates on Kaun Banega Crorepati 13.