KBC winner turns down reality show offer

Motihari: The winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati V, Sushil Kumar, today said he had rejected the proposal for participating in the reality show Bigg Boss for the sake of his image as an youth icon.

"I have turned down the proposal received from the Colours TV channel. Big Boss producer Endemol India officer Ninad Raikar made the proposal to me on wednesday night", Kumar told PTI here.

"After winning the jackpot, the image I gained in the country will be affected if I take part in the reality show", he said adding the reports appearing in a section of media about possibility of my participation in Big Boss V were “concocted and wrong“.

After becoming brand amabassador of MNREGA, I have also received a proposal from State Bank of India for becoming its amabassador for Bihar and Jharkhand, Kumar disclosed and said he was yet to take a decision.

In reply to a question, he said he was impressed by the gesture of Congress president Sonia Gandhi during his recent meeting in New Delhi in presence of Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.