It's official! Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). Titled Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu in Telugu, the show will go on air from mid-June. The actor has already started shooting for the show and his wife Amala Akkineni will be seen sitting on the hot seat in its first episode.
Nimagada Prasad, chairman, MAA TV, told IANS, "Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of KBC. He was selected amongst 38 popular names that were considered to host the show. After rigorous selection process, we have zeroed in on Nagarjuna who we think will do complete justice to the show." He added, "The show is likely to go on air from June onwards, and it will be more or less similar to the original."
The show will be similar along the lines of original KBC, with a cash prize of Rs 1 crore. It will be aired on MAA TV. An elated Nagarjuna said, "The show will realize the dreams of common man. Everybody deserves an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. This show will provide a platform for such people realize their dreams".
In Tamil, KBC has been hosted by Suriya and Prakash Raj. Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan have hosted the Hindi versions of the show so far. Its Bengali version was hosted by cricketer Sourav Ganguly, Bhojpuri by actor Shatrughan Sinha an Kannada version by Kannada Version of Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Actor Puneeth Rajkumar. Continue to slide to see photos of Nagarjuna on the show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Amala On Hot Seat Opposite Nagarjuna
Nagarjuna's wife Amala will be the first contestant to sit on the hot seat opposite the actor-turned-TV host in the first episode of KBC Telugu version - Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
TV host Nagarjuna and his wife Amala will be seen bonding big time in the first episode of KBC Telugu version - Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Participants On Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu
These are the two new participants, who will appear on the second episode of KBC Telugu version - Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Nagarjuna Talking To Participants
TV host Nagarjuna is seen talking to the participants in the second episode of KBC Telugu version - Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Allu Aravind Honouring A Participant
Producer Allu Aravind is seen honouring a participant with Bouquet on the KBC Telugu version - Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Allu Aravind Addressing Audience
Producer Allu Aravind is seen addressing the audience at the KBC Telugu version - Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu. Click here to see more photos.