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KBC will be back on air: Samir Nair

Mumbai, May 22 (PTI) Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan-hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's most successful television game show, which came to an abrupt halt after the actor's illness, will be back on air in its third season next year, Star TV officials said.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 18:39 IST

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan-hosted

Kaun Banega Crorepati

, India's most successful television game show, which came to an abrupt halt after the actor's illness, will be back on air in its third season next year, Star TV officials said.

"KBC will be back in its third season next year. We are still working out the details in terms of schedule, timings etc," Star TV CEO Sameer Nair told reporters here.

The dates for the shoots are being worked out with Amitabh Bachchan, Nair said adding there was no question of replacing the superstar as anchor.

"The show and its anchor have become synonymous and there is no question of bringing out season three with any one else," Nair said.

Admitting that the network had sufferred "considerable losses" due to the abrupt end of the show following Bachchan's sudden illness last year, he said "We still have 24 episodes remaining from season two as per the contract. But we thought since his original schedule has been hampered, we would wait till he completes all his committments and then talk to him."

Nair was speaking to reporters at the launch of Star's new website which would be the company's first foray into the highly lucrative mobile entertainment market.

Www.Star7827.Com will help mobile users to download content from Star bouquet and other services, Nair said adding "we will look at providing content exclusively for the mobile market soon."