Kaun Banega Crorepati first aired in 2000 with Amitabh Bachchan as the host, and was a big hit since, despite being off and on in its duration of eight seasons. However, Shah Rukh Khan replaced Bachchan in 2003 for one season when the latter fell ill, and the show saw a significant drop in ratings. Big B returned soon after, with the last season ending in 2014.
It was recently announced that after a long break, KBC is set to return with Amitabh Bachchan for their ninth season. Yesterday, the Bollywood star tweeted photos of himself in a classic black attire, as the shooting of the show commenced. What we’re looking forward to are the celebrity guests, who have been a key feature of the show, as we have also seen our own Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar take the hot seat!
Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan is also busy shooting for 102 Not Out with Rishi Kapoor and will be starring in Thugs of Hindostan along with Aamir Khan and Katrina Khan. KBC is rumoured to air next month on Sony TV.