‘KBC 7’ to be launched with changes
There will be four questions in the new feature "Sapta koti sandook" that will let contestants win from Rs1 crore to Rs 3 crore, Rs 5 crore and finally Rs 7 crore.
The 'Fastest finger first' round has been modified. It will now be called 'Best out of three'. And that's not all. Instead of four, there will be five lifelines to help the contestants. The latest addition is "power paplu". It will revive any lifeline which has already been used by the contestant.
Along with modifications in the game, the show's set has also been changed. "It has been shifted from Filmcity in Goregaon to Yash Raj Films studio in Andheri West. The infrastructure is better," Siddhartha Basu, Chairman and Managing Director of Big Synergy Media Ltd., said.
In the sixth season of the show, a jackpot question posed after a participant had won Rs 1 crore, enabled them to win Rs 5 crore. But that is now said to have been raised to Rs 7 crore for the forthcoming edition. As earlier Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will host of the show. The 70-year-old has so far hosted five seasons of the show, barring the third edition, which saw superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the quizmaster's seat. The show, based on international quiz show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", started in 2000.
This year, the show's marketing campaign is centred around the importance of learning. Its tagline reads: "Seekhna bandh toh jeetna bandh (No learning means no winning)".
The show will go on air on Sony Entertainment Television on September 6.