New Delhi : Sushil Kumar who became the first contestant to win Rs.5 crore on “Kaun Banega Crorepati 5”, hasn’t yet received his prize money .
Even as megastar Amitabh Bachchan, host of the show, says Kumarâ€™s cheque is ready and will be handed over the money at the CNN-IBN Award ceremony as desired by Kumar .
“People are asking why Sushil Kumar has not been paid his KBC cheque. But he wants it at CNN-IBN Award ceremony in Delhi on 16th,” tweeted Big Bachchan.
“Also as per terms and conditions of Sony, they have to pay within 60 days of on air broadcast… So still time for expiry!” he further posted.
Sony broadcast the Rs 5 crore winning show on Nov 2 .
Sushil Kumar reportedly told a tabloid that people have been constantly approaching him for financial aids ever since he emerged victorious on the reality game show.
However, he isn’t able to offer any help as he hasn’t received a single penny of the jackpot money he won.
“I haven’t received a single paisa yet. Nor have I got any intimation or call from the channel as to when the money will reach me. I don’t even know how much I’ll get after tax deduction.
Before his big win on KBC, Sushil Kumar used to work as a computer operator and tutor, earning a meagre Rs.6,000 per month.
The 27-year-old is married and lives in a big joint family with five brothers, five nieces and a nephew in East Champaran district in Bihar.