The 3rd episode of this season’s Kaun Banega Crorepati, Panchkoti Gyankumbh started off with the role over contestant Manoj Kumar playing really well and had already answered seven questions in the previous episode by just taking one life line. The Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan started the game by wishing good luck to the contestant and even showed the viewers a video clip where Manoj Kumar expresses how much he misses Kashmir. Moving on to the game question answer part Manoj Kumar kept answering the questions with some confidence before he had to take a life line where he had to call a friend in the tenth question. By answering this question he earned Rs 2500000. The next question was of Rs 5000000 and there he had to take the help of the expert, reporter Rahul Dev who had said earlier that he was feeling very proud to be a part of this famous game show.
Manoj Kumar went on to win Rs 5000000 and then came the moment when he faced the twelfth question which would give him Rs 1 crore. He was confident enough with the answer and became the first contestant this season to win Rs 1 crore. After that he was asked the thirteenth question which he thought was rather tricky and without any further risk he decided to quit the game. After that the fastest finger first was held once again and this time a lady from West Bengal, Koyeli Roy got a chance to sit on the hot seat. After introducing her family a few humorous moments were shared where she kept smelling her palm over and over again and when Amitabh asked why she was doing that she said that it was because he had shaken his hands with her. After using her 3 lifelines she quit the game winning a considerably good amount of Rs 640000.
The next contestant to get a chance to sit on the hot seat after becoming the winner of fastest finger first was Archana Harale from Nanded, Maharashtra. After an emotional clip was shown the game started and she won Rs 5000 before the show came to an end and she became the roll over contestant for that episode.