KBC 5 News
Kaun Banega Crorepati completes 500 episodes: An ecstatic Amitabh Bachchan announces on Twitter!
The iconic quiz show that changed the face of modern non-fiction shows on television completes a historic 500 episodes
KBC was such a rage when it release that it almost brought back the Ramayana type hysteria, when people would flock in hordes to the television screens Click here to read more
‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 6’ to replace ‘Indian Idol 6’?
The channel has found a way to accommodate their best-selling reality show without reshuffling their weekday soaps
Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 won’t be pushing Saas Bina Sasuraal off air. There had been speculation that Sony will change the time slots of their various weekday programmes to make way for their heavy weight game show, with SBS being the first to be axed. That buzz got stronger when Danish Khan, Senior Vice President and Marketing Head, Sony Entertainment Television, confirmed that KBC 6 will be aired at a prime time slot. But now we hear that KBC 6 won’t be replacing SBS. Instead, it will replace Indian Idol 6! Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan gets naughty on KBC 5!
There was much masti on the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 when Big B wore his heart on his sleeve and handed out some…err… fashion advice
Amitabh Bachchan was in a rather mischievous mood last night on Kaun Banega Crorepati? 5. This happened when he was his usual chatty self on the popular TV show. When a fairly roly-poly lady contestant complained about her weight, Big B pacified her, saying that she was not too fat, and tried guessing her weight. He managed to get it right after three guesses – 75 kg it was. Not stopping there, he asked her why she was so bothered about her size. Expecting a reply on the lines of ‘I want to lose weight for my husband’, the dashing host was amused when the lady said she wanted to shed the extra kilos because she couldn’t fit into her sari blouses any more! Bachchan couldn’t control his laughter and pointed out that there were many tailors in the country who could help her. But since a garment’s length could be decreased but not increased without adding fabric, he had his own solution to the problem. Click here to read more
KBC 5 Review: Hey Amitabh, get on with it!
We waited with bated breath for it, but KBC 5 Episode 1 was as tedious as they come
Kaun Banega Crorepati? 5 has begun. What do I want? A. Commercial break B. Increase in pace. C. End to boring sob stories D. All of the above. My answer: D. Yes, lock kiya jaaye. For the first time since KBC started five seasons ago, I actually wished for a commercial break. And that I had to wait almost an hour for it didn’t help either. Click here to read more
KBC 5: Shahid, Sonam talk about ‘Mausam’
The two stars are on the hot seat this Ganesh Chaturthi
It’s time for a different ‘mausam’ (season) tomorrow, September 1, on Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 and not just because it’s Ganesh Chaturthi. Amitabh Bachchan will begin the episode by remembering Lord Ganesha and then introduce us to the celebrity contestants – Shahid Kapur and Sonam Kapoor. Click here to read more
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5: ‘KBC 5’ winner Sushil Kumar to dance
The man who took home Rs 5 crore in Kaun Banega Crorepati? 5 will shake a leg on Colors’ dance show
Bihar-based Sushil Kumar, who created history by winning Rs 5 crore in the fifth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati?, is set to put his dancing skills on test as he has been roped in to participate in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5. Click here to read more
Satyamev Jayate TRP: Is Aamir Khan’s show a hit or a flop?
The same TVR data has given rise to conflicting analyses
Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan’s much-awaited television debut, has created an impact on several levels with even apathetic politicians commenting on the show. However, when it comes to the show’s ratings, we’ve been hearing contradictory reports. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan & Ram Kapoor: India’s most popular TV stars
Even as Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 5 came to an end, Amitabh Bachchan is still making news. Well, not just because of Baby B, but because he’s the favourite non-fiction character on television! According to ninth edition of Ormax Media’s quarterly study Characters India loves (CIL), Amitabh Bachchan (Kaun Banega Crorepati) and Ram Kapoor (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain) are the nations favourite non-fiction and fiction characters on television respectively. Big B leads the non-fiction list with 57 percent in the CIL study conducted in October in six cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore and Jalandhar). In the fiction category, Ram Kapoor got 12 percent votes beating close competitor Dilip Joshi (Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma) and Sakshi Tanwar (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain) among others. Well, if we see, both the shows with favourite characters are from Sony Entertainment Television. Lately, the channel has launched two new fiction shows after KBC-5. Looks like Sony is high on popularity charts with its unique shows.
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Amitabh Bachchan’s magic sends ‘KBC 5’ soaring
Sony gains top position in three metros
Looks like Kaun Banega Crorepati? 5 is well on track. With the tagline Koi bhi insaan chhota nahin hota and the unbeatable charisma of actor Amitabh Bachchan, KBC 5 on Sony, has got a blockbuster opening of 5.24 TVRs (television rating points) in the top three metros of Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata. According to Sony’s official spokesperson, this has catapulted Sony to the No 1 position in these 3 cities. KBC 4 had opened at 5.3 TVR in the three metros. Click here to read more
Dussehra Celebrations on the sets of ‘KBC 5’
Here’s a sneek peek into what all is to happen on the sets of KBC 5, on the holy eve of Dussehra.
The special episode will start with a colorful depiction of victory of truth over evil through Ramleela. Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a dashing, red attire. On the hot seat we will have Mr Sukhandhan Kolhapure as the first contestant of the day. Sukhandhan, who is a security guard by profession and hails from Kolhapur, wants to support orphaned kids with the prize money he wins. He will play a decent game and win 12 lac 50 thousand rupees.Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan on ‘KBC 5’ hot seat this Diwali
Shah Rukh Khan is practically hopping studios to promote his science fiction Ra-One. He was seen on grand finale of three TV reality shows – Just Dance on Star Plus, India’s Got Talent on Colors and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs on Zee TV. And this time, come Diwali and the King Khan will be seen on the hotseat of Kaun Banega Crorepati!
Big B seemed very excited about SRK visiting KBC and tweeted, “T 516 – ShahRukh drops by on set to say Hi ! Will be promoting his film on KBC .. will record with him on 7th !!”Click here to read more
Kaun Banega Crorepati 5: Puppet show
Puppeteers from Rajasthan will perform on Amitabh Bachchan’s quiz show tonight
Tonight’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 will be full of colours, fun and frolic. Through its platform, the show wants to revive the folk art of puppetry from Rajasthan. Puppeteers present an array of puppet dances on the show. Click here to read more
FICCI Frames 2012: Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Rockstar’ rules Excellence Awards
Rockstar and Sony Entertainment Television were the big winners at FICCI Frames Excellence Awards 2012. The function was held at the end of the three day FICCI festival on March 16. Ranbir Kapoor won the Best Actor (Male) award, Imtiaz Ali won Best Director, AR Rahman got the Best Music Director trophy and Mohit Chauhan bagged the Best Singer (Male) award – all for the same film, Rockstar. Vidya Balan walked away with the Best Actor (Female) honours for her work in The Dirty Picture. Best Film went to Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Sony Entertainment Television won top honours in fiction and non-fiction programming. Ram Kapoor and Saakshi Tanwar bagged the Best Actor trophies for Bade Achche Lagte Hain while Amitabh Bachchan was honored with the Award for Maximum Impact made by a Personality for Kaun Banega Crorepati. Here’s the complete list:Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan is not shooting ‘KBC 6’ promos
The actor refuted the buzz that he is back at work
Amitabh Bachchan took to the microblogging site Twitter to denounce the buzz that he is back at work, post surgery. Amitabh had undergone abdominal surgery a few weeks back. It was initially reported that he has to take complete rest for three months. However, a few days after he was discharged from the hospital, the buzz started doing the rounds that Amitabh is back at work and shooting for the promos of Kaun Banega Crorepati? Season 6. Click here to read more