Kaun Banega Crorepati is one of the most popular TV shows. As many know, Sushil Kumar was the first person to win Rs 5 crore on the popular game show. Coming from a middle class background in Bihar, he instantly became a celebrity post winning the quiz show. However, life after winning KBC was not as happening as he had imagined it to be. Last year, in a Facebook post, Sushil revealed how his life fell apart after his overnight success. In his post, he revealed that he was subsequently cheated by his business partners, became an alcoholic and his relationship with his wife also suffered a lot.
He wrote, "From 2015 to 2016, it was the most difficult time of my life and I could not figure out what to do." Sushil added that he'd be asked to attend events 15 days in a month after his win, and that he began inventing in a few businesses just to have something to say to the journalists who'd ask to interview him.
He added, "After KBC, I became a philanthropist, who was addicted to 'secret donations' and would attend about 50 thousand events in a month. Due to this, a lot of times, people cheated on me, which I got to know only later after the donations were made. Due to this, my relationship with my wife was slowly worsening. She would often say that I don't know how to differentiate between the right and wrong people and that I wasn't concerned about the future."
When none of his businesses worked and his relationship with his wife suffered, he took to alcohol. He found salvation in films and arrived in Mumbai to make it big as a director, but was told to try his luck in TV.
Adding to that, he wrote, "Staying in all day and reading about things made me take an unbiased look at myself and I realized that I didn't come to Mumbai to become a filmmaker but to run away from my own self. The true happiness is in doing what your heart wants to do. You can never calm down your ego. It's a thousand times better to be a good human than a famous one." Sushil then returned to Mumbai as a teacher, and quit drinking and smoking. "Now, each day is like a celebration to me. I want to earn just enough for my survival and keep doing something or the other for the betterment of the environment," he said. On the other hand, KBC 13 premiered a few days ago and Amitabh Bachchan is back as a host.