When Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) turned out to be Amitabh Bachchan’s saviour

Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) was instrumental in shaping up Amitabh Bachchan’s career and also helped him financially (after his company went bankrupt).

Here’s what Amitabh Bachchan had to say when asked why he did KBC.

Hesitancy and apprehension were prime when KBC was suggested to me and the fear, of what others felt would be diminishing my 70 MM film projection to a 25-inch TV screen. But circumstances were not very conducive. I never did have a 70 MM film projection ever, irrespective of what the market and Industry may have believed, more so at the juncture when KBC came my way , I had already begun reading my ’The End’ credits !

I had no work, no money and a bagfull of ill-mannered threatening creditors. Apart from the creativity of venturing into TV, something that I had always kept in the back of my mind years earlier, it was giving me an opportunity to, not entirely, but in a small way indicate to those I owed money, that I was working at it. This effort along with some financial guidance, helped me pay off each and every person. But the experience of KBC was much larger, in more ways than one.

Not all the seasons of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) have been hosted by Big B, one season was hosted by Shah Rukh.

Kaun Banega Crorepati Goes International

Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), based on the popular international show ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’, has gone international. Considering the popularity of the show, the producers want to take the show to another level and give it a global platform. The crew, along with megastar Amitabh Bachchan are likely to travel to foreign cities.

“There is desire and plans to go to other cities as well .. within and without … within of course to the regions where we have not played yet and without…Well I overheard some murmurings of Middle East, UK and USA… but like all other over hears this could be just another one of those hearsays,” wrote Amitabh Bachchan on his blog.

Well, I’m sure fans in the UK, USA, Dubai and other Middle Eastern countries will be eagerly looking forward to participating in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).


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