Starting 19th August, the show will air every Monday – Friday at 9:00 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television
Mumbai, August 19, 2019 (GPN):
Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) – a show jiske liye taaliyan bajti rehni chahiye, in its 11th Season, is all geared up to set the ball rolling. KBC has been synonymous with knowledge and has successfully provided a platform for contestants to win year on year, based on the power of their knowledge. This season marks the 19th year of KBC in India and the iconic host of the show, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, applauds people’s confidence & belief and urges them – Vishwaas Hai Toh Khade Raho… #AdeyRaho. Produced by StudioNEXT, Kaun Banega Crorepati will premiere on August 19, and will air every Mon-Fri at 9:00pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.
In its 11th season, the much-awaited show, has a lot in store for the viewers. For starters, music director and composer duo – Ajay Atul have added their special touch to the iconic tune of KBC. It’s not just a tune but an emotion that people relate to. This season, KBC promises to be much grander and the tune is just the beginning!
This season of KBC marks the return of the lifeline Flip the Question, where the contestant gets an opportunity to opt for a different question altogether when in need. Lifelines – 50:50, Audience Poll and Ask the Expert have been retained this year. Last year, Augmented Reality (AR) was integrated in the show and this year it has been enhanced further to deliver a superlative viewing experience. This is the only show in the general entertainment space to use AR within the show. Q – Rover, the buggy cam, is the latest addition on KBC this year which is again a first in the General Entertainment space.
Furthermore, every Friday, the show will host and felicitate ‘Karamveers’ – individuals whose heroic actions and good deeds have brought about a positive change in the society thereby becoming an inspiration for many.
With KBC Play Along on Sony LIV, viewers can enjoy the thrill of the gameshow by participating and matching their power of knowledge with the contestants on the hot seat simultaneously, starting 19th August. With daily prizes up for grabs, viewers can work towards maintaining their position on the leader-board so that they may have an opportunity to feature on the show in the finale week as a participant.
This season of KBC will be presented by Oppo. The co-sponsors being IDFC First bank, LIC, Ceat, Cardekho.com, Asian Paints, Ultratech and Amity
Tune in to watch the 11th Season of Kaun Banega Crorepati starting 19th August, every Mon-Fri at 9:00 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television
N.P. Singh, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Networks India:
Kaun Banega Crorepati is a show close to our hearts. This year, the show is produced solely by our independent business unit – Studio NEXT and has delivered on the scale and grandeur that the show commands. Like each year, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan will guide contestants on the Hot Seat through the course of his or her journey as the show progresses.
Danish Khan, Business Head at Sony Entertainment Television (SET)
KBC is not just a show but a brand which we have nurtured over the years. From visual innovations to newer elements on the show, in its 11th season, KBC will deliver enhanced and immersive viewing experience. This year we further strengthen our sub-brands – KBC Karamveer (Friday Special episodes) and KBC PlayAlong which will rest on SonyLIV.
Amitabh Bachchan, celebrated actor and host, KBC
Each year meeting contestants, getting to know their aspirations, their struggles and their journey has been nothing but inspiring. I applaud all those who participate in KBC for their determination. All the best.
Ashish Golwalkar, Head – Programming at Sony Entertainment Television (SET)
Like each year, the participation has been encouraging and has widened further. It’s heartening to come across contestants with such inspiring stories that redefine #AdeyRaho. The iconic tune of KBC which is etched in the minds of millions has been given the touch of an orchestral symphony by music composers Ajay-Atul, reinstating the feeling of victory which is closely associated with the show. The Friday special episodes honoring the Karamveers will be retained and the audience will be introduced to some stalwarts who have been contributing to the society selflessly over the years.
Indranil Chakraborty, Head – Studio NEXT
KBC, through the years, has evolved in so many ways. While last year we co-produced the show, this year Studio NEXT is completely in charge of this iconic show. From redesigning the set to scaling up the production, we have ensured that the impact of this property is retained. Furthermore, the latest form of technology, the Q-rover camera, popularly known as the buggycam in the cricketing world, has been used for the very first time on a general entertainment show. It helps establish high quality low angle shots at multiple speeds to produce terrific shots.
About Sony Entertainment Television:
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