Meet the Folks Behind Big B on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ 

Take a tour of what lies beyond the hot seat.

Updated17 Aug 2019, 10:32 AM IST
1 min read

You will know it’s 9 pm when the iconic tune plays out loud and clear from your neighbours’ house. It’s not just a tune but an emotion that people relate to. It’s time to take control of your TV remotes as Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) is back with its 11th season.

The Quint visited the sets of KBC 11 and met the three most important people who work behind the cameras. Director Arun Sheshkumar, floor director Sandeep and the showrunner Sujata Sanghamitra. They shared their KBC stories and how the show has been such an important part of their lives.

When the lights are switched on and the music starts playing, you get goosebumps. There are around fourteen cameras on set, with the latest addition being a buggy camera, that apparently has become host Amitabh Bachchan’s favourite toy. I was lucky enough to be around when the mock test was going on. I actually made it to the hot seat and crossed the first padao before the director said cut. That seat is really special and can make you extremely nervous, and this is me saying this when Mr Bachchan was not even sitting opposite me.

Kaun Banega Crorepati will premiere on 19 August, and will air every Monday-Friday at 9 pm on Sony Entertainment Television.

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Published: 17 Aug 2019, 09:46 AM IST
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