Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 host Amitabh Bachchan recalled his meeting with boxer Muhammad Ali, and how he was punched by the latter.
The 14th season of popular game reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati is currently on air and entertaining the audience to the fullest. This year, the game show is not only giving a golden opportunity of winning a lump sum amount of money to the common man, but also inviting a handful of celebrities for the entertainment factor. Among those who have been welcomed are world boxing champion Nikhat Zareen along with weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.
While playing the game with them, host Amitabh Bachchan took a walk to memory lane and shared a lesser-known incident of his life with late boxer Muhammad Ali. The KBC host recalled the incident when Nikhat revealed on the latest episode that Muhammad Ali is her favourite. Then, she also performed Ali’s famous signature move, which inspired Bachchan to talk about his own meeting with Ali.
He asserted, “I have met him once at his house in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills. Famous Producer-director Prakash Mehra ji wanted to make a film with Muhammad Ali and me and for that we met at his house. That film never got made, but I ended up getting a punch. I have a photo of him where he is just posing for a punch on my face. What a wonderful human being”.
Apart from this, the episode also gave a sneak peek into Nikhat’s early days of training. While recalling an old incident, Nikhat mentioned that once she had a match with a man and ended up with a black eye and a bleeding nose. The Commonwealth gold medal winners took Rs 25,00,000.