Himani Bundela became the first crorepati of the 13th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. Although the episode is yet to air, it has been shown in promo videos that she won at least Rs. 1 crore, and also attempted the Rs. 7 crore question.
Himani, who is visually impaired, opened up about a phase after losing her eyesight due to an operation, which she had to undergo due to an unfortunate accident.
"Losing vision after the accident was unexpected. When I went for the operation, I didn't have an idea, that something like this would happen. For six months, face par smile jaisa kuch tha hi nahi. (I was) completely depressed. But my family and friends supported me during that phase and their support kept me motivated. Mere bhai-behen bohot chote chote the but they used to support me. Phir unn cheezo se bahar aagayi main bohot achese," Himani told Times Now Digital.
Himani, who is also a Math teacher, shared that she plans to open a coaching centre for differently-abled irrespective of the amount she wins on the show.
"I wish to start a coaching centre for competitive purposes. There will be no different classes. We will teach all differently abled in one class, vo bhi UPSC level ka," said Himani.
She further mentioned that her father lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And with whatever amount she wins on the show, i.e Rs. 1 or Rs. 7 crore, Himani said she has also planned to invest in a small business for her parents' financial security.
Himani, on the show, also said that she has been trying to get on to Kaun Banega Crorepati over over a decade.
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"I used to send messages for the quiz show, but it always showed pending. Then I used to always think what must be the selection producer, does it happen through message? But when the online procedure started and after doing registration when I would get a message that your registration is done. I never believed that I would be sitting on the hot seat," she said.