A clip of BJP MP Suresh Gopi, in conversation with a contestant on the Malayalam edition of Kaun Banega Crorepati, has been doing the rounds on social media.
Hosting the new season of KBC’s Malayalam version, Gopi was interacting with a contestant named Sreejith on the fourth episode when the incident happened. Sreejith was posed with a question regarding the category of food ‘Ceylon’ and ‘Coin’ belong to, for which he used the lifeline of an audience poll and correctly answered as, ‘Parotta’.
Taking the casual chitchat further, Gopi asked Sreejith if he had ever eaten the famous dish and what he generally ordered when he visited a restaurant. To that, the contestant said he had, “Parotta and beef... ”.
The BJP leader, in response, acknowledged with an “Oh.”
The episode, which aired on Mazhavil Manorama on Thursday, 14 November, saw Gopi moving on to the next question with much ado. But the irony of the situation wasn’t missed by the social media.
Known for his police roles in cinemas, the Malayalam actor-turned-politician recently returned as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati’s Malayalam version for the fourth season.
For those of you who don’t know. in 2015, when Maharashtra imposed a beef ban across the state, Gopi had responded to media queries by categorically denying eating beef. He added that his family also doesn’t let beef inside their home, according to The News Minute.
However, social media users were quick to find a video where he talks about consuming beef while on a visit to Zurich.
In the video, he explains how he gained weight as he only had the option of either eating pork or beef in Zurich and had to eat beef for four days as pork was not of his choice.
(With inputs from The News Minute.)
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