When 22-year-old Preeti Panwar got a call from the Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) team,she couldnt contain her excitement,and much against the wishes of her elders,she boarded the flight to Mumbai. The first contestant on the first episode of KBC season 7 that goes on air today on Sony,Panwar bagged Rs 25 lakh,and a title of Chennai Express by Big B himself. I was answering so quickly that Bachchan saab called me that, says Panwar.
More than men,women love playing KBC. But where I come from,elders discourage girls from going out. I too was told not to run after money. But my father and friends supported me, she shares. Her command over general knowledge,science and news came in handy. The tagline seekhna band toh jeetna band is so true,because all your confidence vanishes once you are on the hot seat, says Panwar. I was not sure about the last question,so I dropped it and was happy with 25 lakhs, she adds. Panwar and her family have been watching the show for 10 years. I sat on a plane the first time,met the biggest star ever and played the greatest game ever, sums up a visibly excited Panwar.