Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 11, Episode 1: Amitabh Bachchan starts with a bang
Mumbai : Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 11 started on Monday (August 19); the show is once again being hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Based on the British show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? KBC, as it is popularly known, has been hosted by Bachchan for all but one of its 11 seasons - the sole exception was season three, which was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.
The new season started with the following fastest fingers first question:
Arrange these 2019 events chronologically:
A) Abhinandan’s return to India
B) 2019 Lok Sabha election
C) ICC Cricket World Cup
D) Chandrayaan mission
Anil, from Gujarat won the round and became the first contestant of the season to sit on the hot seat. However, Anil Rameshbhai Jivnani could only manage a prize money of Rs 10,000.
For those who don't know, here's quick information about the rules and the lifelines. The contestant will get four lifelines - 50:50, Audience Poll, Ask The Expert and Flip The Question. They will win 1 crore after answering 15 questions correctly. The final question comes with a prize money of 7 crore. The contestants will get 45 seconds to answer each question allotted in Level 1 and a minute each for questions in the second round.
Taking the game ahead, Big B asked the contestants another Fastest Finger First question. Chitrarekha Rathore, a Homeopathy doctor from Chhattisgarh won the round.
She had won Rs 40,000 by answering seven questions correctly and before Big B could have gone for the 8th question the time buzzer went off, resulting in her continuation in the second episode of the season.
Kaun Banega Crorepati will air on Sony for an hour from Monday to Friday. People can also watch it on the SonyLive app at their convenience of time.