Life after KBC

Post Reply New Post

Page 1 of 1


IF-Veteran Member


Joined: 13 October 2004

Posts: 5512

Posted: 16 February 2005 at 7:12pm | IP Logged

Remember Harshvardhan Navathe?
The first crorepati thrown up by Star Plus' Kaun Banega Crorepati, Harsh's life changed drastically after he won the crown way back in 2000.

Harsh with Amitabh Bachchan when he won the crore

Rs 10 million may have definitely made a difference to the life of this IAS aspirant, son of a retired deputy commissioner of police in Mumbai; but it also turned his life upside down.

Now, as news of the doubling of the prize money on the show creates ripples of anticipation among aspiring crorepatis, Harsh himself is far away. In Edinburgh, UK, to be precise, completing a one year MBA, specialising in marketing and public relations.

While this may have been a lucky break for the 30 year old, the last four years have scarcely been so. Harsh himself is not in India to corroborate this, but those close to him say that Harsh suffered the after effects of his KBC fame while at college in Symbiosis in Pune. Asked out continuously to preside at several functions within and outside college at the behest of the authorities, Harsh was not able to complete the requisite attendance for his last semester - a fact that almost cost him his last term college, leading to severe depression.

By the time, he recovered, say our sources, he has crossed the age limit for taking the IAS exams, something he had set his heart on doing, and a fact he had openly admitted when he occupied the hot seat on KBC. A job in Mumbai later yielded the same problems that had plagued him when in college. Lady Luck however smiled on him last year when he secured unconditional admission for the Edinburgh University course through visiting faculty and he flew to the UK within the month. A relieved Vandana Navathe, Harsh's mother, says that Harsh is due back in another six months and also plans to get married by Diwali this year.

All's well that ends well, apparently, for this first ever crorepati, spawned by Indian television. As the second season with the Big B comes closer, several more Harsh Navathes could be sharpening their wits for a tryst with Amitabh and the promised moolah. It would do well for them to keep Harsh's story close to their heart when they do so.

Dear Guest, Being an unregistered member you are missing out on participating in the lively discussions happening on the topic "Life after KBC" in Miscellaneous forum. In addition you lose out on the fun interactions with fellow members and other member exclusive features that India-Forums has to offer. Join India's most popular discussion portal on Indian Entertainment. It's FREE and registration is effortless so JOIN NOW!




Joined: 29 August 2004

Posts: 1089

Posted: 16 February 2005 at 10:01pm | IP Logged

Post Reply New Post

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Topic Starter Replies Views Last Post
three things in life...!!!


..imperfect.. 12 1400 30 October 2009 at 9:48am
By chan.barbie
Misc Discussion: Your Life's Funda! -Mystery- 4 1030 30 August 2009 at 11:38am
By priyanka1806
live a life that matters..!! ..imperfect.. 4 1140 16 August 2009 at 10:23pm
By skeptical
Misc QOTW - Life -Mystery- 7 546 01 April 2009 at 2:43pm
By Ophelia
what is life angeleyesz 1 364 16 February 2009 at 7:07pm
By -Mystery-

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category

Active Forums

Limit search to this Forum only.


Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.