Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to host season 9 of popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati and we cannot wait for it to start.
The megastar has started shooting for KBC Season 9 at Mumbai’s Film City. It’s the same set where he has been shooting for the last 17 years and he considers it lucky.
While the overall format of the show remains the same, we have learned that the makers have added a lot of new elements, with technology playing a big role. A source informs that this season the phone a friend lifeline will see a new twist. Now, contestants will video call their friends instead of a normal phone call. It would also be a perk for those friends who get excited hearing Amitabh’s voice for they will now be able to speak to him face to face.
The source further added, “Also this season, the expert advice has been done away with and a new lifeline jodidaar (partner) will be included. The contestants will get a chance to get any of their trusted friends to accompany them on the show. The partner will be seated in the audience and can help the contestant once during the course of the show.”
Coming to the prize money, the contestants this season can once again can play to win seven crores but this too comes with a twist. “After managing to cross the one crore mark, the contestant will be given an option to try and win seven crores with a jackpot question. If they choose to go ahead, they would be stripped of their lifelines, and it would be mandatory for them to answer the question. It would be a risky move, for if they give a wrong answer, their prize money would drop down to a certain level.”
The registration for Kaun Banega Crorepati began in June and the contestants have already been shortlisted. Big B recently took it to Twitter to announce that he has started shooting for the show.
T 2509 – KBC on !! 2 back to back rehearsals .. and then to another studio for प्रार्थना की शुद्धता ! just back ।। and now Ef की शुद्धता pic.twitter.com/5cd8XR7sOq
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2017
Kaun Banega Crorepati will replace Beyhadh at the 9pm slot, Monday-Friday from mid-September.