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Kaun Banega Crorepati Nerve-Wracking For Amitabh Bachchan

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The popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is back and this time it's bigger and better.

The jackpot prize in the Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013 will be Rs 7 crore and participants will have to answer 15 questions to win the whopping prize money.

There will be four questions in the new feature Sapta koti sandook that will let contestants win from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 crore, Rs 5 crore and finally Rs 7 crore.

Entering the hot seat has become more challenging as 'Fastest finger first' round has been modified. It will now be called 'Best out of three'.

That's not all. Five, instead of four, lifelines will help contestants to reach closer to prize money. While "audience poll" and "phone a friend" will continue as lifelines, "flip the question" will return in place of "ask the expert". "50:50" will replace "double dip". The latest addition is "power paplu". It will help to revive any used lifeline.

The show, which has "seekhna bandh toh jeetna bandh" as central theme, will go on air on Sony Entertainment Television on Sep 6.

Along with modifications in the game, the show's set has also been changed. "It has been shifted from Filmcity in Goregaon here to Yash Raj Films studio in Andheri West. The infrastructure is better. In Filmcity, if it rains hard you have to stop shooting. If generator can't take load, then also you have to stop," Siddhartha Basu, chairman and managing director of Big Synergy Media Ltd, told.


Nerve Wracking

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hosted this game show five times, but he still finds it nerve-wracking.

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Except for the third edition, which was hosted by superstar Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh has been seen on the quizmaster's seat. He has also shot three to four episodes of the seventh season of the show based on international quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. But the 70-year-old says he still feels nervous.


"I do get nervous. Whether it is a press meet or work. It's nerve-wracking. I disagree that just because you are a professional you are not going to get nervous," Amitabh told reporters here during press conference held for launch of seventh season of KBC.


Before KBC's recordings started earlier this week, Bachchan had even tweeted about feeling jitters in stomach.

Kaun Banega Crorepati 7

Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 will go on air on Sony Entertainment Television on Sep 6.

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