‘Every year, Amitabh Bachchan becomes younger, he becomes like a kid on set’, says Kaun Banega Crorepati director on the host’s unmatched enthusiasm


Amitabh Bachchan is all set to return to the small screen as the host of his popular and iconic quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The actor has been associated with the show for 11 long years and still has the same energy and exuberance that he had during the first season. Apparently, he will be seen hosting the 11th season with “much more energy”.

Talking to a leading tabloid, the director of KBC Arun Sureshkumar said that Big B’s energy is more than what it was in season one. He said, “Every year, Mr Bachchan becomes younger. He becomes like a kid on set. He tells us, ‘Chalo, aaj kya naya karna hai?’ He enjoys the process as the kid in him is very much alive. For us, it becomes more challenging to bring in the novelty. He treats himself as part of the show, and not as a superstar. There is no one on the set who can say that Mr. Bachchan did not wave out to him.”

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He also revealed that new addition on the sets in the form of a buggy camera has become Big B’s favourite toy. Sureshkumar told the tabloid, “The latest addition to the KBC set is a buggy camera. It has become Bachchan’s favourite toy as it follows him around. This is the first time that such a camera is being used on a reality show. It has been used in IPL matches earlier.”

Amitabh shot for the promo of the season in Lucknow with director Nitesh Tiwari as he was busy shooting for his upcoming film Gulabo Sitabo. The show will have the maximum prize money of Rs 7 crore. Kaun Banega Crorepati will go on air on August 19, 9 pm on Sony TV.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)