KBC, `Aarakshan` are about less privileged people: Big B
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is looking forward to the fifth season of `Kaun Banega Crorepati`, is amazed that the reality game show and his up-coming film `Aarakshan` show how less privileged people in the society get an opportunity that they had never thought of.
"Who would have ever thought that a Muslim lady from a small town, conservative in its outlook, would one day sit on the hot seat and crack the jackpot of a crore of rupees! But she did, as did many others from humble beginnings. And that really is the marvel," Bachchan wrote on his blog.
"Those without means and facilities, those who have never had opportunity to even think of education, for them to suddenly find themselves in the higher echelons of society, speaks volumes for the democratic nature of our constitution and the adherence thereof. The film `Aarakshan` provides many sides of this issue and many other. And so when we have movie integration with KBC, this point stands out in great favor for the film," he said.
Talking about the game-show, Bachchan said, "The previous season showed to us that contestants from small town India came up in large numbers and did what most metro town inhabitants could not achieve. The power of opportunity, the power of determination if the resources materialise, and the ultimate joy of disproving most others is really the triumph of the common man."
Directed by Prakash Jha, `Aarakshan`, a socio-political drama, is based on caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
The film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar and Manoj Bajpai in pivotal roles is all set to release on August 12.
Big B is also gearing up for the fifth season of `Kaun Banega Crorepati` that will be aired from August 15 on Sony Entertainment Channel.
"Beaten... exhausted and losing all sense of bearing... KBC does that to us all... such a complicated game show, so many different computeristics... so many rules and set ups to keep in mind and then to not forget the game itself and its various permutations and computations," he said.
Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone will appear as special guests on the fifth season of the game show.
"But one interesting candidate and the entire anxiety of the working of the show just flies past... we had a few today and tomorrow is another day... let us hope that all goes well... the second episode towards the evening will have invites to Saif and Deepika... who come to promote their film and mine as well - `Aarakshan`!" Bachchan said.