Kaun Banega Crorepati is one of the most popular game shows on the television. The show that first aired in the year 2000 continues to be one of the most watched shows on TV. Except one season of the show which was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, all the other seasons have been hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. This is the 13th season of the show and the charm is intact.
If you have been a religious follower of the show like me, I am sure you would love to know more about this popular game show. So, here we are with some lesser known facts about Kaun Banega Crorepati. Read on.
Reaching The Hot Seat On KBC
So many of us wish to reach that hot seat and play with Amitabh Bachchan. Many spend years preparing for the day yet fail to make it to the hot seat. It is among the top 10 contestants who get a chance to play Fastest Fingers First who get selected for the final game.
However, the journey to qualify for that round isn't an easy one. The contestants have to pass through 3 elimination rounds as per a report by buzzfeed.com.
1st Round - SMS Round
2nd Round - Personal Call GK Round
3rs Round - Audition
An interesting fact is that the contestant who wins Fastest Finger First is quickly taken for some makeup before they sit on the hot seat. So, there is always a cut after the round.
Tax Deduction From The Winning Amount
If you watch the show everyday, you must have seen host Amitabh Bachchan transferring the whole amount won by the contestant digitally through the bank app. However, it isn't true! 30 percent income tax is deducted on the spot from the winning amount as per a report by Buzzfeed.com
Host Amitabh Bachchan Doesn't Know The Answer
I always believed that host Amitabh Bachchan knows the correct answer to all the questions. However, as per the buzzfeed report, it isn't true! Amitabh Bachchan doesn't know the correct answer to any question, he gets to know it after the answer is locked by the contestant.
No Contestant Is Allowed To Leave The Show Before The Shoot Is Over
After all the contestants have reached the sets for the shoot, they can go back only after the shoot is over. All the contestants, whether they have won or quit, they are not allowed to leave the sets until the shoot is over. They are made to sit in a cabin near the set.
Questions Are Asked Real Time
Computer ji doesn't really have a fixed set of questions for each contestant making it to the hot seat. There is always a team member changing the questions for the contestant as per their performance.
Audience Under 18 Isn't Supposed To Be Visible
Did you ever notice a kid in the audience other than those who are a family member of the hot seat contestant? No, right? That's because the team doesn't allow them to be visible. Those under 18 are asked to sit near the camera so that they aren't visible on television as per the report.
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