Amitabh promotes son Abhishek on KBC 5

The son also rises on television, never mind that his career is not really going great guns courtesy Pa

Looks like for veteran Amitabh Bachchan KBC 5 is more than just a reality show that he is hosting. The actor makes it a point to promote his baby every once in a while on the show. In a recent episode of the game show, the articulate host asked a participant to recognise the voice that was played over the audio. The song was from the movie Dum Maaro Dum and, of course, it was sung by none other than Abhishek Bachchan. The participant failed to recognise the voice but, fortunately, with the help of a lifeline, cracked the right answer. Now who knew that just by saying AB’s baby’s name, you could earn a lump sum as a prize? It’s not that the song Abhishek sang topped the music charts, neither was the movie a smash hit. We wonder on what basis this one was even included in the list of questions. If KBC 5 is about testing intelligence, which we thought it was, then having such a substandard question is hardly justified. Perhaps some day, not too long from now, KBC will become less of a reality show and more of a promotional platform for the whole Bachchan family. So while we enjoy watching the venerable Amitabh Bachchan charm his way into the rankings, we also keep our fingers crossed and hope that the show stays far far away from infuriating promotional realms.