The country’s most popular TV game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is in the headlines again these days. The process of participating in its 12th season has been going on continuously for the last few days.
Will Amitabh Bachchan be able to host KBC ( Kaun Banega Crorepati ) this time or not?
Despite the lockdown, when the shooting of serials and films was stopped in Mumbai. At that time Amitabh Bachchan was asking the audience questions from his home. Its promo shoot is also done by Amitabh Bachchan for the first time from home.
This time the registration to participate in this was online. The answers to the questions were also online as before. But for the first time in the history of this TV show, viewers will do its auditions i.e. general knowledge test and video presentation online at home. After this, the final stage of this process will be through personal interview only through video call.
One of the biggest questions about KBC season 12 still remains. That is, will Amitabh Bachchan be able to host the KBC show this time or not?
The Maharashtra government has added a condition in the new shooting rules that Amitabh Bachchan cannot host this show. That new rule is that due to the corona period, people below 10 years and above 65 years of age will not be able to shoot nor be present on the set.
However, following the strict rules, shooting of some serials has started in the past. But the biggest problem for the shooting of KBC is that Amitabh Bachchan is 77 years old, so KBC should be shooting with him. So how are you
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Institutions of film TV program producers have appealed to the state government to relax these strict rules. In which the biggest problem is the age of the actors but the government has not relaxed any such thing yet.
That is why in the past, there was a talk in the voices that if the government does not remove the age rules of artists, then this time another artist can be replaced in the KBC, instead of Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan without KBC?
For some time, news has been flying that the Sony channel is forced to find an alternative to Amitabh Bachchan.
Actually, the big reason for the success and popularity of KBC is Amitabh Bachchan, even though Kaun Banega Crorepati has a big attraction to win up to 7 crores rupees, but the attraction of sitting in front of Amitabh Bachchan on this excuse is also not less.
A big and special thing of this year’s KBC is that this KBC has now turned 20 years old. This is its 12th season, but the first season of KBC started on 3 July 2000 on Star Plus.
Seeing the success of Britain’s famous show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, then Star Plus introduced its Indian version called ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.
When Star Plus proposed to Amitabh Bachchan to host the show, he was in a dilemma as to whether he should do a TV show or not, because till then big movie stars used to abstain from appearing on TV.
While Amitabh Bachchan was going through a bad phase of his life in those days. Only after 1991, his shining film career started to come down the slope. Economic problems were severely affecting him.
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Many people advised Amitabh not to come on TV even after forgetting, otherwise whatever little name and work is left will also be removed from his hand. But when Amitabh offered a good amount of money to host it, Amitabh said yes to it.
Everyone knows what happened after that. KBC changed the face of Indian television overnight. The Star Plus channel also became the most popular channel. Amitabh’s stars changed in such a way that his popularity increased even more than in the 1970s–1980s.
A total of 288 episodes of the first season of KBC aired. During this time, KBC continued to create new dimensions of popularity across the country. Even the echo of its success reached many countries of the world.
KBC has aired 11 seasons so far. Of these, only the third season was not hosted by Amitabh. Amitabh has been hosting only the remaining 10 seasons.
Amitabh Bachchan did the first two seasons with Star Plus, but in the second season, Amitabh was able to do 61 episodes out of a total of 85 because he suddenly became seriously ill during the second season. So that he could not complete the second season.
Even after Amitabh’s recovery, Star Plus suddenly started the third season of KBC, with Amitabh replacing Shah Rukh Khan as host.
Shah Rukh Khan was called King Khan at that time and he was also the box office king but Shah Rukh as the host of KBC did not succeed in playing the magic like Amitabh.
Seeing the failure of the third season, Star Plus also became disillusioned with KBC. Once it was felt that maybe KBC will not return, but on the 68th birthday of Amitabh Bachchan in 2010, on 11 October, Sony Channel started KBC once again with Amitabh.
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This fourth season of KBC, which came after a hiatus, again won the hearts of the audience that till today that magic, that popularity remains intact.
What does the channel have to say? About KBC game & Amitabh Bachchan
Sony Channel CEO NP Singh said, “As per the government guidelines, it is definitely a big challenge for us not to take part in shooting for actors aged 65 years. But our team is working on it. I think somebody The solution will come out.
Will KBC be able to start this time due to this challenge? On this, NP Singh says, “Our plans and preparations so far are to start the KBC on time. We are also in constant discussions with Amit ji about this. I think it will start in time.”
If there is no solution in time, can you host someone else instead of Amitabh Bachchan? In response to this, NP Singh says- “No, no, no. Keeping Bachchan Saab away from KBC is a very big thing, so it will be necessary to find some solution.”
Suppose the solution could not be found, then on this question of mine, NP Singh smilingly says, “Let me tell you one thing that without Amit ji we cannot think of Kaun Banega Crorepati. That is why we are working on many options at the moment.” So that it is possible to shoot with them. ”
He further says- “But it is too early to say anything on those possibilities and efforts. But we will not replace Amitabh ji. We will find a solution which is right in all ways.”
Which options is Sony Channel working on? NP Singh does not say this. But the way he is confident to start it on time and start with Amitabh Bachchan. It is clear from them that they have a strong option available.
Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) season 12 , Shooting to be out of Mumbai ?
An alternative could be that KBC should be shot in a city outside Maharashtra state rather than in Mumbai. Where there is no longer a ban on shooting and there are senior age actors allowed to shoot.
In such cities, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore can be any of them, i.e. if the Maharashtra government does not change its rules regarding age limit, then this will be the first time when the KBC shooting will be out of Mumbai.
Shooting in Hyderabad instead of KBC in Mumbai is not very difficult. The distance from Mumbai to Hyderabad by flight is only one and a half hours. Then the state-of-the-art, imposing, spacious Ramoji Film City studio is also very friendly to KBC.
By the way, the Telangana government has also imposed many conditions for shooting there. In which shooting of people above 60 years of age is forbidden. But after ‘medical clearance’, people above 60 years of age can shoot, hence Amitabh Bachchan can shoot in Hyderabad with medical certificate.
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A set similar to KBC season 12 can be found in the Film City of Mumbai, the same can be set in the Ramoji Film City of Hyderabad.
This time, the possibility is also strong that this time the general audience will not be present on the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati because shooting is allowed with the presence of at least all the people anywhere in Mumbai or Hyderabad. That too with social distancing.
If this happens, then this time the lifeline of the audience poll may also end, or it can change its appearance. This is so decided that this time KBC season 12 has change a lot and will be different from before.
It may be that there is a glass wall between Amitabh Bachchan and the contestant on the hot seat, or also that the contestant sitting on the hot seat has a mask on his face and Amitabh Bachchan is also asking the contestant to wear the mask.