For all Big B fans there’s a reason to smile big as STAR Plus is planning to revive ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. The second spell of the famed quiz show, popularly known as KBC, will have 85 episodes, starting from April 2005.
Sameer Nair, Chief Operating Officer, STAR Plus, says KBC is 390-episode-long quiz show. Out of this, 305 episodes have been aired till Dec 31, 2001. “The new episodes will have attractive games for viewers wherein SMS winners will be given 10 per cent of the cash award of Rs 1 crore, amounting to Rs 10 lakhs. However, this will not form a part of the final prize money. KBC has been one of the most successful television shows and by restarting it we are hopeful of generating a good response,” shares Nair.
KBC is not all that’s there’s in the offer. In order to break away from the usual family dramas, STAR Plus today announced the launch of two new serials. ‘Karma–Koi aa rahaa hai waqt badalney’ – a 26-episode-long series is beginning on Friday, August 27 at 10:00pm. It is Balaji Telefilm’s first adventure thriller targeted towards the younger audiences directed by Pawan Kaul and Manikia. ‘K Street Pali Hill’, is another Balaji thriller awaiting launch in September at the 11:30-pm slot.
The association with Balaji Telefilms has been strengthened after STAR Plus etched a stake of 25.1 per cent. As per the new arrangement with Balaji, two new directors from STAR will be added to the existing six-member board of Balaji Telefilms, Nair shared with exchange4media.