Amitabh, Kapil Sharma start KBC 8 with a bang

‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is one of the most popular TV shows on Indian television and has made a triumphant return along with its famous host, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. News about the shooting of the very first episode in Surat came out few days ago. It was also revealed that the guest of the season’s first episode was going to be one of India’s most popular TV personalities, comedian Kapil Sharma. The news gave rise to a lot of anticipation as people want to see this unique duo in action. While Kapil Sharma has made a career out of making people laugh, Big B is also known to have a tremendous sense of humor.

Kapil Sharma has been receiving praises from several Bollywood stars. Amitabh Bachchan became the latest name in that list. After the shooting of the first episode was wrapped up, Big B took to the social networking site Twitter and praised Kapil by posting, “To my dear friend Kapil Sharma, a most grateful thanks for last night..he made the KBC show, look incredible" To show his respect Kapil Sharma re-tweeted  the post from his account. He also later posted a Tweet himself about the experience of working with Amitabh Bachchan. He wrote, “If u want to know how legends r made.. Go n watch mr @SrBachchan Just experience him at work. Never ending Dedication energy n enthusiasm”

The episode was shot in presence of a live audience of 7000 people at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The audience had a blast as the host and the guest enjoyed themselves with funny exchanges and humorous potshots. When Big B enquired about Kapil’s single status, he in turn said to Bachchan, "Would you please be kind enough to take my proposal to actress Deepika Padukone?" The ace comedian even got emotional at one point of time as his mother was also in attendance. Kapil Sharma later told the media, "This is my third time with Bachchan saab and whenever I work with him, I feel blessed…My mother was sitting in the audience and I got emotional, but then I thought I have come here to entertain people." During the show Amitabh Bachchan asked Kapil’s mother, “Aaj main bhi aap se poochna chahta hoon ki aapne kya kha ke isse paida kiya tha?” to which she replied “Daal-phulka” and the audience was rolling in laughter.