And after a year Kaun Banega Crorepati or KBC makes a comeback and and that too with a bang. After all the anticipation and expectations from the show Shahrukh did it!!!
The Indian Televison got bigger and also better. Sharukh took the hot seat as the host of KBC. The game remains the same …Rs. 2 crore, four lifelines, 15 questions and ofcourse four options. There was much anticipation as will “Lock Kiya jaye” feature as much in the third edition? Nopes it too got a new avatar..”Freeze Kiya jaaye” with Shah Rukh Khan, in his latest avatar as game show host. Will he be wishing his viewers “Shabbakhair“? and what about the shuddh hindi stuff? At the very beginning he made it very clear that he wont be using shudhh hindi made popular by Big B on the show. But with the kind of personality and image he has..it suited him well. Well Shahrukh added loads of humor to the show..It’s become more of a fun show and that I think will relieve the contestants of the tension buliding up.
His interactions with the contestants exuberates warmth and great empathy for them which gives the impression that he really wants the contestant to win the greatest amount possible. And SRK, known for his wit and gift of the gab, laced the show with impromptu humour that has you chuckling even at the distant remove of your own home.
And the roll-over contestant from last year ..and not last nite..Prosenjit Sarkar, excise inspector from our very own Kolkata, kinda created history with being the only contestant to be questioned by both the hosts.
Me being a SRK fan won’t go all ga-ga over him…and to be honest in the initial 10 mins of the show SRK looked tense, with nervousness clearly visible but gradually moved to a little relaxed host in the end. Of course, he had to live up to the expectations of the people and the comparisons with Big B which is inevitable. To compare the two will be a big blunder. C’mon both are as different from each other as water and fire.
But let me tell you Big B and SRK both of them are legends of Indian cinema…so what I would suggest is to watch the show and enjoy it..rather than getting into such folish debates..just as news channel NDTV started its SMS poll…of whether..SRK or Big B was a better host …and the last I heard both SRK nad AB had got 50% votes. Who cares!!
And by the way show is again young now… the namashkaar, salaam and the final kiss to young is surely a good sign and his desire to get connected to the young generation of India.
And not mention the hip-hop song at the commencement of the show is kinda cool!
At the end of it all, I can proudly say Shahrukh you Rock!!!