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Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: What’s new in the Amitabh Bachchan hosted show this season

Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati 11: New themes, new technology, and changes to lifelines will be seen on the new season of the game show.

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Amitabh Bachchan will be reprising his role as the host of the beloved Kaun Banega Crorepati this season. (Photo: Amitabh Bachchan /Twitter)

Are you ready to watch Amitabh Bachchan back on television? Because Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 is all set for its grand premiere tonight. The new season will celebrate the grit and determination of the common man. KBC was launched 19 years ago and is still very popular among television audience.

Coming to the new season, KBC 11 will be once again a short season of 13 weeks (65 episodes). While during the four days, registered contestants will take charge, Fridays will be dedicated to Karamveer episodes. Real life heroes will sit across Big B on the hot seat to play the game for a cause.

As for the contestants, the channel has assured that they have been chosen by an authentic and stringent process. There were multiple levels to pick the best out of the lot, and the questions in the game too would be tougher. Just like previous years, this time the game will also be pacier so that more questions can be asked in an episode.

The makers have also continued the play along option for television viewing audience. Viewers have to download the SonyLIV app to answer the same questions as the contestants in a given time frame. At the end of every episode, lucky winners get a variety of prizes, from cash to gift vouchers. Also, as per the leader-board, few lucky players would be chosen to feature on the show in the finale week. And one lucky winner will also stand a chance to win a brand new car.

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Now coming to the new elements; keeping pace with technology, a robo cam has been introduced. Given the nickname of ‘buggy camera’, the operated machine goes around the set to capture dramatic shots of host Amitabh Bachchan, contestants and the live audience.

The makers have also let go of the call/video a friend lifeline. Instead, they have got the ‘flip’ option back. Before the start of the game, contestants would be given around 10 subjects to choose from. He/she can pick one as per their interest and then during the game, if they want to flip the question, the changed question would be from their chosen subject. The other lifelines, 50:50, ask the expert and audience poll, have been retained.

Starting August 19, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 will air Monday-Friday at 9 pm on Sony TV.