Amitabh Bachchan, Kaun Banega Crorepati

The Shaandaar Shukravaar episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 13 was a special one for host Amitabh Bachchan as it was graced by his daughter Shweta Bachchan and granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda. The show recently completed its 1000th episode.

In the promo shared by Sony TV, Big B revealed the real reason why he decided to start hosting ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ in 2000. The actor was also seen getting teary-eyed.

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On the show, Shweta asked her father Amitabh how he felt about KBC completing 1000 episodes. To which, he responded and said, “Darasal, ikkis saal ho gaye hain. San 2000 mein iski shuruat hui thi. Aur uss samay humko pata nahi tha. Sab log keh rahe they ke aap film se television mein jaa rahe hain, bade parde se chhote parde par aa rahe hain, aapki image ko nuksaan hoga”

“(It has been 21 years. The show began in 2000. At that time, I had no idea. People warned me that moving from the big screen to the small screen would harm my image).”

Further, he said: “Lekin humari apni kuch paristhitiyan aisi thi ke mujhe laga ke filmon mein kaam jo hai wohh mil nahi raha tha, lekin pehle broadcast ke baad jiss tarah ke reaction aane shuru hue, phir aisa laga ke puri duniya badal gayi hai”

“(However, my circumstances were such that I wasn’t getting any work in films at that time, but after the show premiered, the kind of reactions I received made me believe that the world changed for me),” he added.

Later, they are joined by Jaya Bachchan on a video call. The ‘Coolie’ actor has hosted the quiz show for a total of 12 seasons.

ALSO READ: Amitabh Bachchan gets emotional while filming 1000th episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati

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