Mumbai, Aug 24: “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, the knowledge-based game show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan will have new features like Video-A-Friend instead of the old Phone-A-Friend.
One more big change, winners will get the prize money directly in their account instead of cheque.
“Kaun Banega Crorepati 9”, starting on Sony Entertainment Television from August 28, will a life-line ‘Jodidaar’ wherein the participant can bring a partner on the hot seat.
The game will introduce a jackpot question for Rs 7 crore where all the remaining lifelines of the contestants will terminate.
“We are happy to present a fast-paced, thrilling, technologically upgraded season 9 of KBC,” said Danish Khan, Executive Vice President and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television.
Some special episodes will be for real-life heroes, who will not only be given an opportunity to play the game.
Amitabh said “the show is meaningful for viewers and close to my heart”.
The show received a record breaking registration of 19.8 million over seven days.