Kaun Banega Crorepati, or KBC as it is popularly known as, is a famous game show in India telecasted on Star Plus. The currently running show is season three of the show, commonly known as KBC-3 or KBC-Tritiya.
The brain behind this show is of the famous quizzing master Siddharth Basu, of the ‘MasterMind India’ fame.
This is an Indian modification of the UK game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”
KBC season one was started in year 2000 hosted by Mr KBC Sim Card Lucky Draw 2022 Winners List Whatsapp.Amitabh Bhachchan and was a big hit among the Indian audience.
The season one was gracefully taken off air with a promise by Mr.Bachchan of returning.
Season two, popularized as KBC dwitiya saw some changes than the previous KBC, but was shortly taken off air due to the host’s health issues.
Though it was believed that the next commencement would be done by none other than Mr.Bachchan himself, quite like the previous two seasons, the audience was pleasantly surprised to see the BadShah of Bollywood in the host’s seat of KBC season three.
ShahRukh brought along with him an air of vivacity and wit to the show. In order to stand apart and compete with the former host’s popularity, he induced his touch into the host’s script and his way of speaking.
This was disliked by some, on the other hand it was a daily treat for SRK fans to get a daily dose of the King Khan, and also experience him as himself with the awesome sense of humor and spontaneity.
KBC shortlists 10 people for each episode, they are known as Fastest Finger First or FFF contestants. They are given a question where they have to arrange the options in the right order. The one doing that most promptly is given the chance to be on the Hot Seat and play for 2 Crore Rupees through a ladder of ten questions. He is also given three lifelines in the beginning, “Fifty-Fifty” that leaves one correct option and one randomly selected one on the contestant’s screen. The second lifeline is “Audience Poll” and the third is “Phone-a-Friend”.
Two of the greatest there ever have been! While one has been the Shehansha for over forty years, the other has become the Badshah in less than only twenty years. Amitabh and Shahrukh. These two are arguably the biggest superstars of Indian cinema. Both have been praised extensively by the critiques over the years. While Big B is called the star of the millennium, SRK has been nicknamed King Khan, the King of Bollywood. Both have received prestigious recognitions in and out of the country. Both have received numerous best actor awards and both have their statues in Madame Tussauds wax museum, an honor received by only a handful of Indians.
These two have been a major part of the gossip and controversies. And at one time they were even rumored to have a state of cold war between them. They have been observed to have almost similar careers. SRK built a bigger fan nation in far lesser time; that’s a different story altogether.
We are all acquainted with the popular game show, Indian adaptation of the British show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). Presently, Big B has returned as the host of KBC in its 4th season, this being his 3rd time hosting the show. While most people are more than happy to welcome Big B on their TV screens one more time, the remaining are missing SRK. A question always pops up, who hosted the show better, BIG B or SRK? SRK hosted the third season of KBC. It opened on a stunning 6 TVR rating, the best KBC has ever managed on a first episode of a season, and had an average of 5 TVR. KBC 1 had a peak rating of 22 TVR while KBC 2 dropped it to 12 TVR that was only cut short because the host fell ill.
While both have been considered to be good hosts, KBC 3 wasn’t commercially successful, at least not in the way KBC 1 was. This happened because of the ongoing cricket tournaments at the time with India’s matches coinciding with the 9 to 10 slot. And we all know how great cricket is considered in India. Although KBC 3 wasn’t successful, SRK’s ability as a host should not be written off. In my humble opinion, SRK was more fun to watch. He was funny and entertaining, gave warm hugs and helped the contestants with their tears. His not being a 70 years old man who got ill in the middle of a season paid off big time. This helped him in making a more friendly relationship with his contestants. The reason why many prefer Big B despite of these things is merely that Big B appeared in the first two seasons and people have gotten used to seeing him as the host.