MUMBAI—The cult game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati,” better known as “KBC,” is expected to be back on air soon after its eighth season in 2014. But one of the major changes it is set to undergo is a replacement for Amitabh Bachchan, the host of almost all seasons.
Both Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit-Nene have been approached to take over as the new host(ess). A source from the channel revealed, “Mr. Bachchan’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya is among those who have been approached to take over as quizmaster for season nine. The channel is in talks with both of them.”
The show, which kicked off on Star Plus in 2000, moved to Sony in 2004. Shah Rukh Khan had taken over in season three, but in all these years, the iconic show has never been hosted by a female celebrity and the channel is considering these actresses to bring some novelty and freshness to the familiar format.