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Fact Check: Why Was Amitabh Bachchan Compelled To Host KBC In 2000?

Mumbai: When Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) was conceptualized more than two decades ago, Amitabh Bachchan was approached to host the quiz game show.

The Bollywood superstar had not done any work in television previously. But he still accepted the new ‘job’ simply because he was not getting film offers.

Big B made the stunning revelation on the 1000th episode of KBC on Friday evening.

Amitabh’s daughter Shweta Bachchan and daughter-in-law Navya Naveli Nanda were special guests for the milestone episode.

In a promo for the show, shared by Sony Entertainment Television, Amitabh says in response to a question from Shweta that he had no idea about how the TV show would go in 2000 and people had warned him moving from the big screen to TV could harm his image.

“Lekin humari apni kuch paristhitiyan aisi thi ke mujhe laga ke filmon mein kaam jo hai wohh mil nahi raha tha, lekin pehle broadcast ke baad jiss tarah ke reaction aane shuru hue, phir aisa laga ke puri duniya badal gayi hai (However, my circumstances were such that I wasn’t getting any work in films at that time, but after the show premiered, the kind of reactions I received made me believe that the world changed for me).”

Bachchan went on to say that he learnt something every day from every contestant, which evoked cheering and clapping from the audience, Shweta and Navya Naveli.

Also Read: [Watch] Amitabh Bachchan Faces Special Contestants In KBC’s Mega 1000th Episode

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