After several mock rehearsals and promo shoots, Amitabh Bachchan shot for the first episode of
Kaun Banega Crorepati 4
for Sony Entertainment on Thursday. The four-times National Award winner hadn’t finalised his look for the show when he reached the sets at approximately 1.30 pm.
After completing his last set of rehearsals, Bachchan tried 10 spectacle frames, out of which he chose one to complete his look on the show, which is being shot on floor no 16 of Film City, Goregaon. It rolled at 4 pm and wrapped up at 7 pm.
The set was buzzy with over 200 crewmembers from Sony Entertainment and Siddharth Basu’s Synergy Adlabs, between 50 and 100 audience members and 10 contestants. The first episode airs on October 11 at 9 pm, for which contestants have been chosen through auditions conducted in six cities in the country.
Since the episode will be aired on Bachchan’s 68th birthday, everyone wished Bachchan on camera for the big day. The superstar didn’t move from the hot seat in the duration of the shoot. Everytime that the shoot halted, Bachchan said, “Babu (Siddharth Basu), let’s roll.”
A special cake sequence has been planned to bring in his birthday on the show, which will be shot on Sunday and included in episode 1. Someone from the audience told Bachchan that being with him on his big day was a bigger prize than Rs 1 crore.