Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 9: The ninth season of the most iconic show Kaun Banega Crorepati KBC has premiered with a bang on August 28th in Sony Television. Bollywood’s megastar, Amitabh Bachchan is back as host with season 9 after the gap of three years.
Kaun Banega Crorepati season 9 has a lot in store for the audiences and fans of KBC. On the press conference of KBC 9, Amitabh recalls his very first day on the sets of KBC. He also added that KBC has only been a life changing experience for the common man but also for me personally.
The first season of KBC was aired in the year 2000 and the last season is aired on 2014. The ninth season of KBC will be more entertaining with new features and added lifeline. According to the makers of the show, KBC season 9 will be crisp and short season comprising of about 30 to 35 episodes. They are also planning to make KBC an annual show and promised to come back with a fresh episode.
The tagline of KBC 9 is Ab jawaab dene ka waqt aa gaya which means now or never. Kaun Banega Crorepati brought back a familiar format, of starting with 10 participants playing Fastest Finger First.
The format of KBC remains same but, with a twist. The shows consist of 15 questions ranging from Rs 1000 to Rs 1 crore. On reaching the 10th question, the 16th question gets unlocked. The 16th question is the jackpot question which is worth Rs 7 Crore.
A new feature is added to KBC 9 named, Jodidaar has been added to the existing one. With this feature, the contestant can bring along a friend or partner who can help him with answers during the show. The old Phone A Friend lifeline is changed to Video Call A Friend which enables the contestant to make video calls to their friends and see them when they choose this lifeline.
The celebrities won’t be promoting their movies in this season because the makers feel that there are already so many shows to cater that aspect. Celebrating will be seen as a Jodidaar accompanying the contestant or playing for a social cause. KBC 9 will also give a chance to the viewers to play along with the contestants on the show, through Jio TV, as the episode goes on air. The KBC is aired on Sony Television Monday to Friday at 9:00 PM.