“This journey has been remarkable, thanks to not only the entire team but viewers as well. The show has found a place in the hearts and minds of the viewers,” said Mr. Basu when asked by Mr. Bachchan about the journey. When Mr. Basu went on to compliment Mr. Bachchan on his energy that he brings to the show, Mr. Bachchan was quick to respond, “Dekhiye, yahan ki jo janta aur contestants hain, yehi hain mere energy ka tonic. Jis tarah humari studio audience jo hai, mera swagat karti hain, unke utsah se mera jo pet ka dard hai, badan ka dard hai wo sab kuch gayab ho jata hai.”
As the conversation progressed, both of them spoke fondly about the new look and feel of the set. It was discussed that India is the only country to host the format with an inclusion of refined technological detailing providing an immersive & enhanced viewing experience to the audience. Giving a completely different look and feel, the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 will see extensive use of LED and Augmented Reality which will up the grandeur a notch higher. Another new feature that was discussed was Fastest Fingers First – Triple Test where Mr. Bachchan explained, that this time around, the contestants will have to face 3 GK questions with 4 options each and answer all three questions correctly and in the minimum time possible to reach the Hot Seat. Mr. Bachchan further added, “Is khel ka sab se ahem hissa hai ‘sawaal’ aur mera ye khayal hai ki KBC ke itihaas main, aaj tak, ek bhi sawaal repeat nahi hua hai!”
When asked by Mr. Basu what makes KBC special to him and what makes him want to continue, Mr. Bachchan said, “Its feels a bit strange and immodest to say this but I don’t usually get an opportunity to interact with the audience at a personal level leaving aside a few rare moments. Here was a moment (with KBC) when I was directly able to speak with the contestant, sitting face to face with each other. I believe that if I have invite someone on the hotseat, it’s like inviting somebody to my home.” KBC is one such show where the aam admi becomes khaas. Its about gyaan and of course dhan. This show has been one of the most generous shows in the history of Indian Television. But this show along with the monies, gives ‘sammaan’ (respect) as well. Not everybody comes for the money… so many come for respect.”
This season will see the Friday celebration in the form of Shaandaar Shukravaar where celebrity guests, from all walks of life, will play the game for a social cause.