Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 live updates: Amitabh Bachchan signs cheque for Rs 640000 to first contestant
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, several changes have been introduced. There will be no live audience, and therefore, no audience poll lifeline. Instead, a new lifeline called video a friend has been introduced. Amitabh began the show by reciting a poem about fighting against all odds, titled Wapas Aana Padta Hai.
Eight contestants will battle it out in the fastest finger first round, following which the winner will get to play for the Rs 7 crore prize money on the socially distanced hot seat opposite Amitabh.
Stay tuned for LIVE updates from the Kaun Banega Crorepati season 12 premiere:
10:35 pm IST
The first episode ends
Sonu Kumar Gupta is still on the hot seat, having crossed the first benchmark. He will return to play on tomorrow.
10:20 pm IST
Sonu Kumar Gupta is the second contestant to pass the fastest finger first round
Sonu Kumar Gupta, a service technician from Uttar Pradesh, is the second contestant to sit across from Amitabh Bachchan on the hot seat.
10:15 pm IST
Aarti Jagtap quits with Rs 640000
Aarti Jagtap quits with Rs 640000. She was asked this question for Rs 1250000: “Who invented the telescope?” The correct answer was Hans Lippershey.
10 pm IST
Aarti Jagtap runs out of lifelines
Aarti runs out of all lifelines, but crosses the Rs 320000 mark. Amitabh signs a cheque, but keeps it with himself in the hope that she wins more. Aarti tells Amitabh that she wants to use the money for education -- both for herself and her siblings.
9:45 pm IST
Aarti Jagtap uses her third lifeline
Aarti chooses to call a friend, after getting confused with a question about Vyapam. After her friend also couldn’t give her a confirmed answer, Aarti picked the right option, and won, crossing the Rs 80000 mark.
9:30 pm IST
Aarti Jagtap surges on
Aarti Jagtap uses her first lifeline -- flip the question -- but answers the replacement question correctly. The question was, “Which actor’s production company has a masala in its name,” and the correct answer was Shah Rukh Khan, whose company is called Red Chillies Entertainment.
9:20 pm IST
Amitabh Bachchan asks question related to Sushant Singh Rajput
The second question posed to Aarti was about Sushant Singh Rajput’s final film, Dil Bechara, in particular Sushant’s co-star in the film, Sanjana Sanghi.
9:10 pm IST
Aarti Jagtap wins fastest finger first round
Aarti Jagtap, an engineering student from Bhopal, is the season’s first contestant to sit across from Amitabh Bachchan on the hot seat. She tells Amitabh that she wants to become a civil servant. In her introductory video, Aarti tells the audience that the lockdown was especially hard on her family -- her mother is a cook and her father a plumber.
9 pm IST
Amitabh Bachchan welcomes audiences to the 20th year of Kaun Banega Crorepati
After reciting an empowering poem, Amitabh Bachchan in his introduction, spoke about the coronavirus pandemic, and how people are learning to survive. “We will keep fighting, until we can answer every setback with a comeback. If we were made to take two steps back, we will take four steps forward,” he said.
8:45 pm IST
Where to watch Kaun Banega Crorepati 12
Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 will premiere on September 28 at 9 pm, and will air Monday to Friday at 9 pm on Sony Entertainment Television. Sony LIV will air the show simultaneously, on the app on the website. The show will be available for free on Airtel TV and Jio TV.
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