Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Madhuri Dixit in contention to host Kaun Banega Crorepati! – One of the all time favorite and most popular Indian Reality Television Show, Kaun Banega Crorepati is once again expected to be back on air in the next two months after its eight seasons in 2014. But according to the latest news sources, this time the makers have put forth three names to host the show: Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit.
A source close from the channel revealed that “Mr Bachchan’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya is among those who has been approached to take over as quiz master for season nine. The channel is in talks with both Madhuri and Aishwarya.” This time, the channel is looking at revamping the show. While the format remains the same, they are planning to have a female host, who is a Bollywood actress. There are very few actresses who can match Amitabh Bachchan’s calibre. The makers have zeroed in on two names — Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Both have been approached and chased aggressively,”
Madhuri with her winsome smile and great fan base will make for a good host, while Aishwarya, on the other hand, is a global name and it will be a big deal if she takes over her from Father in law Bachchan as the host.
Madhuri in the past has hosted a matchmaking show called Kahi Na Kahi Koi Hai, and also judged four seasons of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance India. Aishwarya has never done a TV and is she agrees to host KBC; it will be her debut TV Show.
Kaun Banega Crorepati was kicked off on Star Plus in 2000, where Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan took over in Season Three. In all these years, KBC has never been hosted by a female celebrity and thus the channel is considering Aishwarya and Madhuri because they want to bring some more glamor and novelty to the familiar format.
Let’s wait and watch who bags this premium project!