Amitabh Bachchan returned to host the much awaited Kaun Banega Crorepati 9, which aired on Sony Entertainment Television on Monday and returned with a bang.
Big B is back as the host and the makers have made a lot of changes to the format. One of that was of not integrating any film promotions in the show. So you might not see any actors on the game show winning crores for a cause.
But Abhishek Bachchan is an exception. Wait, before you take offence to it, let us tell you he won’t be part of the show to promote any film. Instead, he will play the game with the players of his Pro-Kabaddi team Jaipur Pink Panthers.
The game show on Sony Entertainment Television, that went on air this week, will see Junior Bachchan along with his Pro Kabaddi team Jaipur Pink Panthers as special guests. And as anticipated, the two brought the house down with their camaraderie and antics.
Sources exclusively inform indianexpress.com that the team shot for the special episode on Saturday, and it should air shortly.
“As Abhishek owns the Pro Kabbadi team Jaipur Pink Panthers, he joined the teammates to play the game. Abhishek and Amitabh share a great bond and the warmth was quite visible on the shoot. Big B was also quite welcoming to his son’s team and together they had a blast. Abhishek and his teammates also shared a lot about their game and how they have finally managed to gain some recognition” says source.
The current promo shows Women Indian Cricket Team players Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Harmanpreet Kaur being the special guests this Friday.
Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 will be a short season comprising of 30-35 episodes. Coming back after three years, the makers have added some interesting changes in the show. From making the game pacier, it has also added a new life line jodidaar. Giving a technology twist to its earlier phone-a-friend lifeline, the makers have introduced a video-on-call feature. Giving an opportunity to win seven crores, a jackpot question has been added to the format.
Abhishek has earlier been on KBC in the fourth and eighth season.