Come Monday evening, and the phone lines for the sixth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati will open. The promos featuring host Amitabh Bachchan, that are currently on air, will be on till the first week of June. Thereafter, the final contestants will be picked. However, despite having so being in place, Sony hasn’t yet finalised a date for the show to start airing.
Last year, when the show closed, Amitabh stated that it would return in August 2012. Around January this year, it was rumoured that Sony and BIG Synergy, the production house, were keen to sign a three-season deal with Big B. However, there has been no confirmation on this.
According to sources within Sony, a strategy is being worked on to ensure that the daily soap schedule is not affected by KBC 6, which is expected to have at least 40 to 50 episodes. For now, the channel representatives, despite several requests, refuse to make any comments on the game show’s dates.