We all grew up watching Mr.Bachchan hosting our one of the most loved game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. It has 8 seasons, with the last season being aired in 2014.
It’s been so long, yet we have the memories of KBC intact within us. Let’s check out some behind the scene facts of our favourite show :
1. The Fair Big B :
Big B is way more fairer in person than on camera.
2. He is very disciplined :
He comes exactly on time which for a moment made me think the direct relationship between his discipline and success.
3. The 10+ Lakh clothes :
Big B’s clothes on the set are single piece made directly from the company designers and are worth more than 10+ lakhs.
4. Not as Good from Outside :
The KBC set looks like an abandoned bunker or at least like a garage from outside. However, the crew maintains perfectly balanced Air conditioning inside it.
5. The Shifting :
Post 2012, the set has been shifted to YRF , up till then, it was in film city, goregaon.
6. Taarak Mehta as a neighbour :
The set of popular TV serial ” Tarak mehta ka ulta chashma” is also close by and the known Gokul dhaam society is visible from the common road.
7. The Detailing :
When Big B arrives on the set, he is escorted to his cabin where he is detailed about the background of each contestants.
8. Preparation :
He goes through the script which appears on screen and thus gets ready for episode. Meanwhile contestants are also being dressed. Everything happens with perfect balance.
9. Verifying Contestants :
There is another cabin not adjacent to big B’s cabin, where the contestant who has recently quit/won/lost the game, is made to sit till the shoot is over. There also sits the Sony channel official, who validates the authenticity or transparency of the show.
10. The Gadget Guy :
The guy who puts the question in the computer in real time ( big speakers present) also sits with his mac book and other gadgets (sits comfortably on floor with smiling face due to paucity of space) in that crowded cabin.
11. Uninvited Guests :
The shoot also faces frequent disturbances from the sparrows sound above the hot seat glass tranquilliser. The shoot remains halted till the staffs make rod sounds to scare them away and avoid their voice getting recorded.
12. Big B, the funny Guy :
Big B keeps the environment very jovial, and never let’s the crowd sit silent for long. He keeps cracking jokes. .
13. Free Food ! :
The set has the facility to serve food for all the audience, staff and every single person involved free of cost.
14. The Camera :
The famous entrance through which AB appears in the beginning is nothing but few steps on right angle. The camera is focused towards the background screen.
15. The Humble Big B :
At the end, contestant’s companion are allowed for the much awaited, time to meet and talk Mr.AB . He spends sometime, talks about family, accepts gifts if any, gives blessing to younger ones and meanwhile photographers keep clicking . He also doesn’t mind giving autograph on every piece of paper you have got that time.
Show last aired in 2014. However, during a live video chat session, Mr.Bachchan has indicated about the possibility of the 9th season of the show in 2017. We just hope it is as exciting and brings back all the memories from past.