Actor Anil Kapoor’s character Prem Kapoor in the 2008 Oscar winner,
, was supposedly modelled on the
host. The role was offered to Shah Rukh Khan earlier but after he opted out, Kapoor grabbed it and went on to become a ‘global’ face.
If rumours are to believed after SRK’s exit, Kapoor was supposedly one of the contenders to host
. Eventually, Amitabh Bachchan, the original host, returned to the game show in its fourth season after six years. Today, Kapoor takes the Hot Seat in
, as part of his promotional campaign for home production,
that is lining up for a December 10 release. Co-stars, Sanjay Dutt and Kangna Ranaut, will follow Kapoor. Dutt had appeared in the opening episode of
as an ‘expert’ guest. This time he will be taking questions from Bachchan.