20 years ago, when Big B was in debt of 90 crore rupees, this show did a big help in recovering him.

Posted on 28th Sep 2020 04:06 pm by rohit kumar

The 12th season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' is starting today (28 September). This time due to the coronavirus epidemic, the show will not have an audience. However, its 77-year-old host Amitabh Bachchan is shooting with fearless contestants. One reason for Big B's dedication to the show is that 20 years ago, the show played an important role in getting him out of a debt of Rs 90 crore.


15 crores from 85 episodes of the first season. Were earned


In a 2013 interview with India Today, Big B said to KBC, "It came to me at a time when I needed it the most. Professionally and financially it acted like a catalyst. Believe me, this show Has helped me a lot to pay the dues. " According to the reports, Big B had earned around Rs 15 crore from 85 episodes of the first season.


The family was not ready, even Big B was unable to make up his mind.


When Amitabh got the show offer, his family and relatives did not want him to work on the small screen. Because he felt that going on TV would reduce his star value. Even Big B himself could not make up his mind for this.


The show team took Big B to London for Convince and notices things by spending a day on the set of its original (UK) version 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'. Big B was impressed and agreed to the Hindi version on the condition that the makers make it very similar to the UK version.


This is how the story of sinking and recovering from Big B's debt


Formed the company in 1995, which was in a loss since 1996

In 1995, Amitabh started his company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL). The company achieved a turnover of Rs 65 crore in the first year and had a profit of Rs 15 crore. But, the second-year growth was not good.


In 1996, the company took over the management of the Miss World competition in Bangalore and incurred a loss of around Rs 4 crore. Then there was a rift between Big B and his professional managers. Due to this, the top team had to change. Films like 'Deathdater' made under the company's banner have flopped and the company incurred losses.


Funds stalled, debt-ridden and creditors started abusing

In 1999, the situation came that Amitabh Bachchan did not have the money to pay even salary to his employees. Funds for film production and distribution were stuck. People's trust was starting to rise from the company. The creditors came to Big B's house and even started abusing him.


However, the Bombay High Court stayed the sale of two flats of Wait and Big B. After this Big B mortgaged the wait to Sahara India Finance.


Close to Amitabh started to advise the company to shut down

According to Amitabh Bachchan, close people started advising him to close the company. However, they did not do so. Because they think people are connected to the company just because of their name.


Could not sleep many nights, then came the morning to change life

In the interview, Big B said, "I always had a sword hanging on my head. I couldn't sleep for many nights. One morning I went straight to Yash Chopra Ji and told him that I had gone bankrupt. I have the film No. My house and a small property in Delhi are attached. Yash Ji listened to me calmly and gave me a role in 'Mohabbatein'. After that, I started getting advertisements, TV shows, and movies, which led to my 90 crore rupees. "


Kaun Banega Millionaire's Extra Facts


The show was earlier named 'Kaun Banega Lakhpati' and the maximum prize money was proposed at Rs 1 lakh. But the very next month, Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corporation, the parent firm of Star TV, directed it to be named 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' and its maximum prize money of Rs 1 crore.


After the immense success of the first season, Amitabh Bachchan was signed for the second season. But, during this time Amitabh fell ill, the show had to stop abruptly. Only 61 episodes out of 85 were shot due to Big B's illness.


Amitabh refused to host the third season of the show. So this season got to Shah Rukh Khan, which started well. But later it flopped due to host change. This was the last season of the show telecasted on Star Plus.


From the fourth season, 'KBC' shifted to Sony TV instead of Star Plus and Amitabh Bachchan returned as host. From here, the show also launched the tagline for each season.

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