KBC: The Show Where Not Everyone is a Crorepati, But Everyone’s a Winner

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KBC: The Show Where Not Everyone is a Crorepati, But Everyone’s a Winner

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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n the year 2000, Indian reality TV as we know it today did not exist. The idea of a superstar of Salman Khan’s stature hosting the most popular show on television was as far-fetched as the thought of him going to jail. What the audiences had available to them were garish soap operas borne out of Ekta Kapoor’s fever dreams, which seemed like clones of one another, right down to the sound effects and storylines.

But then, a show came along which broke the mould. Amitabh Bachchan, arguably India’s greatest living celebrity, was going to be hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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