Kaun Banega Crorepati
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Storyline: Kaun Banega Crorepati is an Indian reality/game show based on the UK gameshow Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. This versions title literally translates to "Who will be a ten-millionaire?". The show first aired in 2000 and was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. This was the first appearance of Bachchan on Indian television. The show was hugely popular in India.
On August 5, 2005, the show was restarted after a four-year hiatus, and renamed Kaun Banega Crorepati Dwitiya in which the final prize amount was doubled to 2 crore rupees. It was abruptly ended by STAR Plus after the host Amitabh Bachchan fell ill in 2006. Mr Bachchan had shot 61 of the 85 episodes when he fell ill. He announced he would return after he recovered, but when his health prevented him filming the remaining 24 episodes, Star TV took the decision to axe it.
The fourth season will again be hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and will go on air from October 11, 2010, on Bachchans 68th birthday. According to online news sources, over five million people are reported to have participated in KBC 4 auditions. The prize money stayed the same but there was a jackpot question added for 5 crore.