Press Trust of India
August 30, 2012 14:55 IST
Host Amitabh Bachchan says his heart goes out to the needy people who come on the show
Though every season of popular
game show Kaun Banega Crorepati brings in socially relevant
themes, host Amitabh Bachchan says the game show is not the
solution for all problems.
With 'power of knowledge' as the base, the makers
announced Sirf Gyaan Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai as its
communication theme for the sixth season of the show.
On why a lot of well educated people in the country
were still unemployed, Mr Bachchan said in an interview here,
"That government knows. We have used the tagline 'Sirf Gyaan
Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai' - for our show by which we mean
that those who are educated get this platform of our game
show, and if one is selected then he/she should try luck and
win some amount."
First aired in 2000 on small screen, KBC is the Indian
version of the UK game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
The theme 'Koi Sawaal Chota Nahi Hota' in the fourth
season became immensely popular and was later replaced as 'Koi
Insaan Chota Nahi Hota' in its fifth version.
"It would be wrong to say that KBC has taken
responsibility of everything. The issue is sensible. This
thing needs to be solved at government level and even the
corporates should do it. And they are doing it...working
towards it," Mr Bachchan said.
However, the actor says his heart goes out to the
needy people who come on the show. "When a contestant is
sitting in front of me and I hear their part of story...the
struggle that they go through. I control myself...I control my
emotions. It is heart wrenching," he expressed.
On how can people from places where there are no
mobile phones come on the show, Big B said, "KBC can't solve
all problems. We as human beings do whatever we can through
the way of charity. I don't like to talk about charity."
Though KBC's new brand-campaign appears to be close on
the heels of Aamir Khan's Satyameva Jayate, the makers deny
it. "There is no similarity with Satyameva Jayate. We are
not positioning our show in the same way," said Siddhartha
Basu, the CEO of BIG Synergy.
The show's sixth season begins on Sony Channel on
September 7 from Friday to Sunday at 8.30 PM.