You’ve definitely been living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the return of the legendary game show of Indian television, Kaun Banega Crorepati with its brand new season 9, the registrations for which were open from June 17 to June 21, last month. The entire nation went into jubilation mode ever since, the show’s iconic host, megastar Amitabh Bachchan announced KBC’s comeback for the new season, on his social media accounts as well as his personal blog. And the validation to this jubilation, lies in the fact that the show has witnessed a record number of registration entries, clocking-up close to 19.8 milliion in a short duration of 4 days.
This incredible response to KBC9 proves that the show has not lost its charm coming into the 17th year, ever since it made its debut in 2000, ushering in the new millennium. According to the officials at Sony Entertainment Television, the 19.8 million figure has managed to break previous season records by a huge margin and this has them ecstatic. In fact, on the last day of registration alone, 51 lakh entries were received and that is the highest number of entries clocked-in, in a single day ever.
Kaun Banega Crorepati has been hosted by Amitabh Bachchan for 7 out of the 8 seasons aired so far. The third season saw, Shah Rukh Khan as host, but that did not last for long. Bachchan made a comeback in the fourth season and has been a permanent fixture ever since. The experience, graceful mannerisms and knowledge he brings to the platform, is unmatchable.
KBC changed the face of Indian reality television and had the entire nation hooked onto their television screens as soon as the clock turned 9. Remember the famous ‘ Nau bajj gaye kya?’ advertising tagline?
KBC9 will be a six week season, airing from Monday to Friday at 9PM on Sony TV, with the first episode airing sometime in September.
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