When a contestant on Kaun Banega Crorepati shares his journey or struggle, I can connect with him: Amitabh Bachchan – Times of India


Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is once again set to return to the small screen for the 14th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Expressing how happy he is to shake hands and embrace people on the show post the pandemic, Bachchan said, “In the last season when we shot, the entry was restricted to very few people and everyone had to undergo tests to be part of the shoot. I used to miss shaking hands or hugging a contestant or helping a lady to her seat because we had to maintain a distance. I am glad that in this season I am able to meet all contestants as I used to before the pandemic.”

At the press conference of the show today, when the senior actor was asked about how happy he was to return to the show, he said with a smile, “I got a job.” He added, “I can relate to every contestant who comes to the show. People might feel that I say this for effect but everyone knows that I also had humble beginnings when I came to Mumbai. So when a contestant shares his journey or struggle, I can connect with him.”

The show has been running for 14 seasons now and when he was asked what has remained constant and what has changed, he said, “The anchor has changed for a few seasons and in regional shows too, there are different anchors, but the format and connect with viewers has remained the same.”

Bachchan, who continues to shoot for films and host this show with the same energy and enthusiasm, said, “I feel happy that our show is able to connect with elderly citizens as well who wish to stay at home and enjoy watching TV peacefully at home and answering questions. I feel that is one of the best things about the show.”

The press conference was also attended by Danish Khan, business head of the channel and NP Singh, MD & CEO of the group.

Reality shows, including KBC, focusses a lot on emotions. When we asked Danish Khan about this, he said, “Emotions are the basis of the show because the entire journey of the contestant from his home to KBC is filled with emotions. And finally when he makes it to the hot seat, it is a matter of achievement. He is now going to win prizes and meet Amitabh Bachchan. So, a contestant is not chosen because he has a humble beginning, but his journey is going to be filled with emotions. And that does touch hearts.”

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