The 12th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati premiered today (September 28, 2020) at 9 pm on Sony Entertainment Television. The small screen’s beloved game show, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan provides contestants with an opportunity to win solely based on knowledge and educational skills.
However, season 12 of the quiz show is a little different in format from the previous ones as it is commencing it’s run amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Let’s check out the live updates from its very first episode below:
10:35 This is followed by Mr. Bachchan announcing that the time for today’s game has come to an end. He then remembers late freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and wishes legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday. He concludes by wishing good health to the audience whilst advising everyone to wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times.
10:30 Sonu Kumar quickly climbs the ladder by clearing the first four questions. Sonu then uses the 50.50 lifeline for the 5th question and wins 10,000 rupees.
10:16 The megastar then proceeds to conduct another round of fastest finger first and Sonu Kumar Gupta from Uttar Pradesh makes it to the hot seat.
10:13 Aarti Jagtap quits the game after reaching the 12th question for 12.5 lakh rupees. She decides to not take a risk and ends up taking home 6.40 lakh rupees. Amitabh congratulates her and bids her adieu with an elbow bump.
9:59 Aarti uses her final available lifeline for the 9th question to get the right answer and increases her prize money to 1.6 lakh rupees. This also brings her to the second phase of the game and Big B reminds her that she has no lifelines left and if she gives a wrong answer at this point in time, she will end up taking home just 10,000 rupees. However, she manages to clear the Rs 3.2 lakh rupee question with ease and wins her first cheque in the game.
9:45 By the 8th question, Aarti has quickly ended up using three out of her four lifelines whilst having won 80,000 rupees by now.
9:30 Aarti Jagtap uses her first lifeline -- flip the question – and chooses entertainment domain for her replacement question. She was asked, “Which actor’s production company has a masala in its name?,” and Aarti answers correctly by naming Shah Rukh Khan, whose company is called Red Chillies Entertainment.
9:20 Amitabh Bachchan address Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise as the second question posed to Aarti was about the late actor’s last release, Dil Bechara and it's actress Sanjana Sanghi.
9:10 Aarti Jagtap, an engineering student from Bhopal becomes the first contestant of the season to make it to the hot seat. She was the only one who got the fastest finger first question right. Big B reminds the viewers that he won’t be able to escort or embrace anyone who makes it to the hot seat due to social distancing norms.
He addresses the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and how people are learning to survive. The megastar said, “We will keep fighting until we can answer every setback with a comeback. If we were made to take two steps back, we will take four steps forward.”
9:00 Amitabh Bachchan begins the season with an empowering poem and he then welcomes the viewers and reminds them that this is the 20th year of Kaun Banega Crorepati.