The much-loved quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati will return soon, but with a few surprising twists.
Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 is all set to air on Sony Tv on August 7. Amitabh Bachchan will return as host and will provide Indian TV watchers will wholesome infotainment in the coming months. Amitabh Bachchan has hosted KBC since 2000, while Shah Rukh Khan played host in 2008.
The 14th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati will bring alive the enthusiasm of 75 years of Independence in the show as well. In a new KBC promo, Amitabh Bachchan congratulates a contestant named Santosh who has won Rs 1 crore and asks him whether he would like to answer the next question. The contestant is beset by doubts as a montage is shown of several people reminding him that he would lose a lot of money if he gets the answer wrong.
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Amitabh comforts him and says, “If you answer the question correctly, then you win ₹7.5 crores. But, even if your answer is wrong, you still win ₹75 lakh.” He then tells the audience, “Yes it is true. Marking the 75th year of Indian independence, KBC now has a new slot.”
KBC 13 saw several crorepatis, including Sahil Ahirwar, Himani Bundela and Geeta Gour. The season also saw starry guest appearances from various film stars in the midst of promotions, including Akshay Kumar, Rohit Shetty, Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Katrina Kaif, Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, the entire cast of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, as well as cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag.
Here we take a look at the various new rules and changes that have been introduced to KBC in the latest season.
1. The highest prize money is 7.5 crores. Last year the grand prize was Rs 7 crore.
2. A new safe haven of Rs 75 lakhs is being introduced so those who cannot answer the final 7.5 crore question can take home Rs 75 lakh.
3. The 3 lifelines are Audience Poll, Video-a-Friend, and 50:50. They will add excitement to the gameplay.
4. For viewers sitting at home, this year, the gratification of ‘Play Along’ will be immediate as players will get to sit on the hot seat every Friday.
5. After the success of the children’s special week in the last season, the current season will witness little geniuses taking the hot seat.
KBC 14 is all set to start from August 7 at 9 pm on Sony Entertainment Television.