After the phenomenal success of KBC, Star is set to usher in the crorepati game show in its new avatar sometime around Diwali. This time around, the channel wants to export the show to other parts of the world. Not just that, it plans to line up a spate of game-cum-reality-cum-talent hunt shows through the year including the UK rage ‘Pop Idol’. Most of these programmes would be Hindi adaptations of hits in the West.
Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) will continue to have Amitabh Bachchan as the host and Siddharth Basu as the producer. And it will be aired on Star Plus. Tipped to be a next-generation show, Star is banking on innovations to see KBC II emerge as a winner.
According to sources, after the show is launched in India, KBC II will be exported to other countries. Even as the show’s format and modalities are still being finalised. If it fails to keep the Diwali date, it would hit the small screens in March 2003.
Earlier, Star had found a winner in Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Hindi adaptation of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. Plus, the channel has been experimenting with other adaptations including Yes Minister (Ji Mantriji) and The Weakest Link (Kamzor Kari Kaun).