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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan-hosted KBC 12 premieres tonight. The reality game show will air Monday-Friday at 9 pm on Sony TV.

Written by Kriti Sonali , Anvita Singh | Bengaluru | Updated: September 28, 2020 10:39:31 pm
Amitabh BachchanKaun Banega Crorepati 12 airs on Sony TV. (Photo: PR Handout)

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is set to return to the small screen tonight. The actor is bringing the latest season of reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati amid much excitement. KBC 12 will air Monday-Friday at 9 pm on Sony TV.

KBC 12 went into production earlier this month, with the team following all COVID-19 precautions. To ensure a safe work environment, for the first time, the show will not have a live audience. The makers will rather include the cheering of the audience during the final edit. This would also mean the host interacting more intimately with the contestants to keep the emotions flowing.

The new season will also let go the ‘audience poll’ lifeline and instead bring back the ‘video-a-friend’ lifeline. The contestant can also seek the help of an ‘intelligent expert’, take a ’50-50′ option or even ‘flip the question’.

Read: Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: What’s new on Amitabh Bachchan’s show

Also, from the usual 10, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 will have eight contestants in the fastest finger round to maintain social distancing between the participants. The distance between the hot seat and host Amitabh Bachchan has also been increased. In addition, the set has been designed in a way that the contestants don’t rush to hug Bachchan in excitement.

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Sonu Kumar Gupta responds to the fifth question correctly by taking a lifeline.

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Sonu Kumar Gupta answers the fourth question correctly.

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Sonu Kumar Gupta answers the third question correctly.

22:32 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Sonu wins Rs 2000

Sonu Kumar Gupta answers the second question correctly.

22:30 (IST)28 Sep 2020
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Sonu Kumar Gupta answers the first question correctly.

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22:14 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti takes home Rs 6,40,000

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22:13 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 6,40,000

Aarti Jagtap correctly answers the 11th question.

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22:07 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 3,20,000

Aarti Jagtap correctly answers the tenth question. If nothing, she will surely take home Rs 3,20,000 today.

22:02 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 1,60,000

Aarti Jagtap answers the ninth question correctly by taking her last lifeline.

21:49 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 80,000

Aarti Jagtap answers the eighth question correctly by taking the video-a-friend lifeline.

21:44 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 40,000

Aarti Jagtap answers the seventh question correctly by taking the 50-50 lifeline.

21:34 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 20,000

Aarti Jagtap takes the flip the question lifeline and answers the sixth question correctly.

21:26 (IST)28 Sep 2020
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21:25 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 10,000

Aarti Jagtap once again answers correctly and wins Rs 10,000.

21:21 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti Jagtap wins Rs 5000

Aarti Jagtap correctly answers the visual question.

21:20 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 3000

Aarti Jagtap's correct response wins her Rs 3000.

21:19 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Aarti wins Rs 2000

Aarti Jagtap correctly answers the second question as well.

Speaking about what one can expect from the season and host Amitabh Bachchan, KBC director Arun Sheshkumar told, "So for the first time, in the history of Kaun Banega Crorepati, there will be no live audience. And that decision was taken for the safety of everyone. But we have designed something keeping in mind their importance. You will get to hear them but not see them. Since the studio audience won’t be there, we had to also let go the ‘audience poll’ lifeline. Hence, ‘video-a-friend’ is back, where contestants can video call a friend for assistance. Apart from that ‘flip the question’, ’50-50′ and ‘ask the expert’ has been retained. We have a very good line up of experts this season, and we are calling them ‘intelligent experts’."

Sheshkumar further revealed how it was working with Amitabh, who just recovered from Covid-19. "He is absolutely cool and not worried. However, he is very precise and alert about maintaining COVID-19 protocols. While we had several sanitisation stations, he has also installed a few himself. It’s always fun to have him around, and off camera, he is so naughty. I think that side of himself will also come across a lot this time on screen."