Kapil Sharma to be the first guest of KBC 8

‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is considered by many to be a landmark show in the history of Indian Television. It was based on the popular UK show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ The show became very popular for its format which was unique at that time and also for the brilliant hosting by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. It was the TV debut of Big B who was going through a very bad professional phase at that time. The show in a way boosted his career. Now the iconic star is all set to return with the 8th season of the show which will start in August. 

The honor of being the guest of the first episode of the season has gone to popular comedian Kapil Sharma.  While Big B has already appeared in Kapil’s show ‘Comedy Nights’, it is the first time Kapil Sharma will be coming to ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. 

The theme of 'KBC 8' will be bonding between different communities and respect for each other. The promos are already on air and give out message of religious tolerance, peace and harmony. The tagline of the show says 'Yahan Sirf Paise Nahi, Dil Bhi Jeete Jaate Hain' (You not only win money here, but win hearts too).

Amitabh has shared a photo on his personal blog from the sets of ‘KBC 8’ along with Kapil Sharma. He added the following caption with the photo- "So episodes over, its rehearsals for the Surat show with some incomparable people like Kapil Sharma." Few days ago when the shooting started, Big B also wrote on his blog, “The new season of KBC starts and the first day has been shot and canned... the crew and the atmosphere familiar, but never too familiar to destroy the work on hand…It may be 14 years since our association with it... but each moment needs the kind of concentration and effort that shall make it endurable and loved.”

Amitabh also shared on Twitter that he was touched by the personal stories of the contestants taking part in the show. He posted, "First day of KBC recording and it attracts you from word 'go' !! Lovely contestants, moving stories, and the joy of meeting them."  For the first time the quiz based show will be shot in a unique manner, live amidst the people of Surat in Gujarat. The event is scheduled for Aug 2 at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre.