Amitabh Bachchan to host the next two seasons of KBC

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 09:16 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan never fails to surprise. The superstar, who won all our hearts with his humility and compassion on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' fourth season last year, has been signed on for the next two seasons as well. Touted as the best celebrity host so far on TV, Amitabh impressed the show producers so much that they signed him for two seasons in a row.

Confirming the deal on his Twitter page, the actor wrote, "Sony and I have signed on for KBC for the next two seasons... your blessings and encouragement needed in abundance!"

"Kaun Banega Crorepati", the Indian version of internationally popular show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?", was first launched in 2000 on STAR Plus with Amitabh as the host. The show returned for its second season in 2005 once again with Amitabh, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan was roped in as the host of its third season on STAR Plus.

Sony Entertainment Television brought back the show with Amitabh in 2010, and it recieved an overwhelming response, before it ended in December.

Now the channel is excited to carry forward their association.

"We have certainly tied up with Mr. Bachchan for the next two seasons of KBC. The next season will be on this year itself, but we have not planned when it will go on air," Ajit Thakur, executive vice president and business head, Sony Entertainment Television, told reporters.