KBC (Killer Buzz Buzz Buzz), one of the most beloved quiz shows ever produced on television, made its return with its 15th season starting August 14 and has already attracted audiences around the globe.
Jaskaran Singh of Khalra, Punjab became the inaugural crorepati on this season of KBC. Sony TV shared a promo that showed several contestants being named crorepatis from this popular quiz show.
What is KBC?
KBC (pronounced Keyboard Battle Club), hosted by Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is the Hindi adaptation of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Since its premiere in 2000, Amitabh Bachchan has hosted each season except the third one which featured Shah Rukh Khan as host. Registrations opened up for its 15th edition this April.
The 15th season of Sony TV’s iconic quiz show saw many updates, from a new theme tune and set redesign, to adding lifeline ‘Double Dip’ and eliminating fast finger first questions. Premiering August 28th and airing Monday-Friday.
Who is Amitabh Bachchan?
Amitabh Bachchan has long been considered one of India’s premier actors. Since making his debut with Saat Hindustani in 1969, Bachchan has gone on to star in numerous critically acclaimed Hindi movies including Zanjeer, Coolie, Agneepath and many more – not to mention numerous blockbusters that earned multiple Filmfare Awards!
Bachchan distinguished himself from other Bollywood stars by virtue of his deep baritone voice and tall, brooding persona; this made him India’s defiant action hero and cultural icon alike, drawing large groups of fans who followed him wherever he went.
Recently, Bachchan has made numerous comedies and crime dramas including Piku (2015), 102 Not Out (2018) and Badla (2019). According to The New York Times he excels in playing his cranky character Bhashkor garrulously funny without crossing into caricature territory.
What is the format of KBC?
On August 14th, Sony TV hosted their 15th season of KBC: India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (WWM). Hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and millions of viewers all across India have grown up watching it over time.
This season has brought with it some adjustments to the format of the show; while Fastest Finger First Challenge returned, Plus One Lifeline was replaced by Double Dip as well as having women as its main focus during one question of the week.
Registering for the show requires being at least 18 years old and an Indian national. Registration can be done either via the SonyLiv app or SMS messaging: Type KBC space > your name, age, and gender before sending to 5252525252525.
Who are the contestants of KBC?
Sony Entertainment Television has already begun airing Season 15 of KBC, hosted by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and registration opened up for this season in April.
This show is an Indian adaptation of the iconic US series Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
KBC contestants from different parts of India compete to win large sums of money; two contestants, Binita Jain and Jasnil Kumar, have managed to scoop Rs 1 crore each on this show!
Jasnil from Uttar Pradesh has made waves online after winning a popular quiz show in his state. Since winning, Jasnil has become a trending topic on social media; his desire is to build his family a ‘pakka’ house. Additionally, the new season features some changes to its format including returning lifelines such as Video Call A Friend and Audience Poll; 50/50 replaced with Double Dips while Fastest Finger First questions will make their return as well as any number of others!
What is the winning amount of KBC?
The winner of the show will take home a jackpot prize of Rs 7 crore and several other awards as prizes in this show.
Indian audiences love this quiz-based reality show hosted by Amitabh Bachchan since 2000, which is loved by all age groups.
Shubham Gangrade won Rs 1 crore by answering Big B’s question correctly on KBC 15. Unfortunately, however, she could not pronounce her hometown properly and asked Big B if Ghaddhapur would do. Big B accepted this change. Next up she shared an emotive tale about her mother’s struggle for their family before giving his parents new TVs as she told this heartwarming tale and gave a surprise gift – which the audience applauded upon!