With another season of Kaun Banega Crorepati coming up, Amitabh Bachchan walks the talk with Subhash K Jha.
T 2921-— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 3, 2018
Right from our first visit to England to witness live show Who Wants to be a Millionaire to completing 18 yrs of its journey in India. An incredible journey. Tonight 9 PM@SonyTV marks beginning of yet another journey where only knowledge and contestants will triumph! pic.twitter.com/j7QvwswLRu
During the interaction, Big B recalled his initial experiences with KBC. He said, “Yes, 18 years since the start of KBC and it’s the tenth season, nine of which have been conducted by me, one done by Shah Rukh. Hesitancy and apprehension were prime when it was suggested to me and the fear, of what others felt would be diminishing my 70 MM film projection to a 25-inch TV screen. But circumstances were not very conducive. I never did have a 70 MM film projection ever, irrespective of what the market and Industry may have believed, more so at the juncture when KBC came my way, I had already begun reading my ‘The End’ credits!”
“I had no work, no money and a bagful of ill-mannered threatening creditors. Apart from the creativity of venturing into TV, something that I had always kept in the back of my mind years earlier, it was giving me an opportunity to, not entirely, but in a small way indicate to those I owed money, that I was working at it. This effort along with some financial guidance helped me pay off each and every person. But the experience of KBC was much larger, in more ways than one,” he explained.
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On being asked about his film assignments, Amitabh replied, “I have just completed my work in a Sujoy Ghosh directed film called 'Badla', starring Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, and some exciting newcomers. Then there is 'Thugs Of Hindostan' of which already there is much news, releasing on Diwali. Nagraj Manjule who made the Marathi blockbuster 'Sairat' is doing one with me called 'Jhund' and that should start soon after KBC ends by November. I am also with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions in 'Brahmastra' with Ayaan Mukerji directing the lead superstars, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. There is 'Aankhen 2' with Anees Bazmee and a host of very desirable colleagues. I shall be doing a film with Rumi Jafri, and a film as a gesture to help a member of my staff. There are also several other concepts being worked on, but more of that later …”.