Big B recalls how KBC pulled him out of financial crisis


As the fourth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati is round the corner, megastar and the first host of KBC walked down the memory lane and remembers how the show changed his destiny and pulled him out of the financial crisis.

"Ten years ago in the year 2000, when the entire world was celebrating the new century, I was celebrating my disastrous fortune. There were no films, no money, no company, a million legal cases against and the tax authorities had put notice of recovery on my home," Big B, 67, wrote on his blog.

"An offer for television changed all that when I agreed to anchor Kaun Banega Crorepati much against all the advice and resentment from friends, family and advisers. Taken to the United Kingdom at the Elstree Studios where Millionaire was being recorded, I observed the elan and grace of the show and the immense production values that it incorporated.

"If they could give me this in India, I would readily agree. They did, I agreed and KBC took its initial steps. It soon became apparent that it was going to be big and prosperous. I merely sat back and played the game as best it could be played. Before long I was out of the financial crisis and signing on an almost two-year deal with the channel that was carrying it," he added.

Amitabh Bachchan’s company( ABCL) run into huge loss and with the popularity of KBC, he could recover the loss slowly. When the company totally dropped, he was almost penniless and left no films in hand.

KBC gave a new life to Amitji.


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