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Amitabh Bachchan to return as Kaun Banega Crorepati host on eve of Independence Day

The 15th edition of the popular game show will air from Monday to Friday at 9pm on Sony Entertainment Television

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 01.08.23, 05:24 AM
Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati. Amitabh Bachchan/Tumblr

Indian game show Kaun Banega Crorepati is set to return with its 15th edition on August 14, bringing back its much-loved host, Amitabh Bachchan, to the small screen, Sony Entertainment Television announced on Monday.

The channel took to social media to share a promo video of the upcoming season. The clip shows Amitabh receiving a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience as he enters the set in his suited avatar. “Gyaandaar, Dhandaar aur Shaandaar tareeke se, #KaunBanegaCrorepati aa raha hai aapse milne ek naye roop mein! 😍❤️” the caption to the video reads.

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Kaun Banega Crorepati 15 will be airing from Monday to Friday at 9pm on Sony Entertainment Television. Registrations for the upcoming season had begun in April. The channel also hinted at a “new beginning” this season with a hashtag in their post.

Earlier, Amitabh had shared some behind-the-scenes photos from the set on his official blog, expressing his heartfelt appreciation for the audience's enthusiasm during the show.

Read the blog here.

Kaun Banega Crorepati, which is the Hindi adaptation of the popular American game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, first premiered on TV in 2000 with Amitabh as the host. The third season of the game show was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, but Amitabh returned to the show next season.

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