KBC innovates for new season starting Sept 7

30 Aug,2013

By A Correspondent

 

Sony Entertainment Television has launched the iconic Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013 with some innovations. While Amitabh Bachchan will continue to host the show and it will indeed by produced by Siddhartha Basu’s Big Synergy Media, KBC 2013 will have a 360-degree multimedia stage and a jackpot prize of Rs 7 crore.

 

The following changes have been implemented:

  • The Money Tree will now consist of 15 questions
  • There will be four questions in the ‘Sapta Koti Sandook’ a brand new feature, that will give the contestants a chance to win from Rs 1 crore to 3 crore, 5 crore and ultimately 7 crore
  •  ‘Fastest Finger First’ round now becomes a ‘Best out of three’ and the winner at the end enters the Hot Seat
  • More choice of lifelines – ‘Flip the question’ (Alat Palat) returns in place of ‘Ask the expert’ and ’50:50′ comes back in place of ‘Double Dip’
  • A new lifeline called ‘Power Paplu’ has been introduced. This lifeline will aid those who seek to revive any already used lifeline
  • In the entire gameplay however, a hot seat contestant may use only 4 of the 5 lifelines on offer
  • Yet another feature is the ‘Play SAlong’ for the ‘Fastest Finger First’ contestants who do not make it to the hot seat. These contestants can now play along with the hot seat contestant and the one who answers the maximum number of questions in the minimum amount of time gets to win Rs 1 lakh at the end of the episode

 

 

The Ghar Baithe Jeeto Jackpot feature continues to engage home viewers. The central theme of KBC this year is ‘Seekhna Bandh Toh Jeetna Bandh’ thereby reinforcing the need for the continuous process of learning in life.

 

Speaking on the launch, N.P Singh, COO, Multi Screen Media said: “There are brand new elements in KBC this year that will thrill viewers across India. This year’s theme encourages a renewed outlook towards learning.”

 

SnehaRajani, Senior EVP and Business Head added:, “The new features will make the journey to become a crorepati even more exciting. The magic of Mr. Bachchan takes the show to another level altogether and will surely entertain the nation for the next 13 weekends.”

 

 

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