Harshvardhan Nawathe became an overnight sensation when he won one crore rupees in the game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ in 2000. Now the 13th season of KBC is going to start very soon. Harshvardhan Nawathe recalled in an interview that soon after his victory, he began appearing on page 3 every day and gave ‘millions of autographs’.
KBC First Winner Harshvardhan Nawathe
Not all experiences of Harshvardhan Nawathe have been good. In an interview in the year 2020, he had said, “I was attending an event where there was a huge crowd and my friends (who were also my bodyguards in those days) were stuck somewhere and I was somewhere else, so when I I was getting down from the stage. I couldn’t find my friends, and it got crowded.”
Palm hit blade
Harshvardhan Nawathe further said, “Everyone was trying to touch me and shake hands with me, and later I found my hand sticky. I pulled my hand, and it was bleeding. So, someone cut my palm with a blade.”. You know that thin cut that you don’t feel but bleeds. So, incidents like this have happened to me as well. But most things have been positive with me.”
Bal Thackeray Met
The negative experience also led to some positive things, he said, when he met late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray the next day, who noticed the wound on his hand and asked him about it. Harshvardhan said, “He greeted me with great respect. It is something that I will always remember that came from that negative incident. Made a very positive point. He told me that you should always say namaste and shake hands. Should be stopped, and I followed it as much as I could.”