Buzz is that season four of the popular game show will go on air by end of this year. However, the show will not be aired by the same broadcasters. "The show will now be aired on a different channel," a top source from the TV industry told Mumbai Mirror.
Amitabh Bachchan hit the small screen for the first time with Kaun Banega Crorepati in 2001. 2005 saw the second season of the show, hosted yet again by Big B, in which the prize money was doubled to Rs. 2 crores.
However, season two came to an abrupt end because of Bachchan’s illness. Season three saw Shah Rukh Khan as the host in 2007.
Anil Kapoor and Aamir Khan too were reportedly being considered to host the upcoming season. However, well wishers of Big B and audience insisted that he should be brought back.
Explaining why Bachchan is being brought back to the show, a source told Mumbai Mirror, “Both, Bachchan and Shah Rukh, respectively brought their distinct individuality on the table, but frankly speaking, Shah Rukh’s histrionics did not do go down well with the audience. There was a vast difference in the TRPs between the two seasons hosted by Bachchan and the third season hosted by Shah Rukh.”
No one can forget the hysteria KBC season one and two created. Monday to Thurday, 9 pm slot was dedicated to KBC on almost every television. Movie halls declared a slump in earnings of the 9 pm show.
Big B and the production house have not yet commented on this development.