Kaun Banega Crorepati turned 21 recently. The first episode was aired on July 3, 2020 and very soon it became one of the most successful shows in the history of Indian Television. Amitabh Bachchan made his TV debut with the show. Apart from one season in 2011, Big B has been the show’s host and face. As you would know, that one season was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.
In a recent interview with Indian Express, the show’s producer Siddharth Basu revealed why SRK was there only for one season. He said that comparisons with Amitabh was the main reason. “I think SRK did KBC in his own way with charm and wit, and as far as I know, it garnered good ratings. We have done three shows with SRK, and I believe he is one of the most natural TV hosts who can think on his feet.” He went on to say that AB will always be the ABC of KBC, and on this show, those are very big shoes to fill.
The show has been criticised for selling sob stories. Talking about it, Siddharth said that KBC has never been just another quiz show. He added that the human story has always mattered, and that’s what created the sensation of the first season in India, based on which Vikas wrote his book Q&A. “It’s never been only sob stories though on KBC. If people get emotional, that’s not engineered. That’s natural on a life-changing show before a massive audience and a larger-than-life host. There is a huge range of people from across the length of India on KBC telling engaging and relatable stories about ordinary Indians. It’s a show that touches lives with the heart as well as the mind,” he added.
The show’s new season will begin soon. Are you excited for it?
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