KBC – Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan has completed 21 years. KBC is a quiz show in which contestants answer a series of difficult questions to win the prize money of Rs 7 crore.
In an interview with Indian Express producer Siddharth Basu addressed the criticism over ‘selling sob stories’ on the show.
He also talked about what did not work with Shah Rukh Khan as the host of the show in early season.
Speaking about Shah Rukh Khan, Siddharth Basu Said :
“What didn’t work with Shah Rukh Khan was the comparison with Amitabh Bachchan. I think Shah Rukh Khan did Kaun Banega Crorepati in his own way with charm and wit, and as far as I know, it garnered good ratings. We have done three shows with Shah Rukh Khan, and I believe he is one of the most natural TV hosts who can think on his feet. But let’s face it, Amitabh Bachchanwill always be the ABC of Kaun Banega Crorepati, and on this show, those are very big shoes to fill.”
Talking about KBC facing criticism for selling sob stories, Siddharth Basu Said :
“Kaun Banega Crorepati has never been just another quiz show. The human story has always mattered, and that’s what created the sensation of the first season in India, based on which Vikas wrote his book Q&A. It’s never been only sob stories though on Kaun Banega Crorepati. If people get emotional, that’s not engineered. That’s natural on a life-changing show before a massive audience and a larger-than-life host. There is a huge range of people from across the length of India on Kaun Banega Crorepati telling engaging and relatable stories about ordinary Indians. It’s a show that touches lives with the heart as well as the mind.”
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