Amitabh Bachchan returns to host Kaun Banega Crorepati 12; contestant selections to go digital
The season promo, featuring Bachchan at his residence, was directed remotely by Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari
Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the entire selection process of the twelfth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is set to go digital.
The season promo, featuring Bachchan at his residence, was directed remotely by Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari.
Sony Entertainment Television announced that registrations will commence for the latest season from May 9 till May 22. Big B will ask one new question every night on Sony TV, and aspiring contestants can answer through SMS or the Sony LIV app.
"For the first time in the history of KBC, the entire screening and selection will be managed digitally... This is the season of firsts and we are confident that this season will redefine the power of knowledge," Amit Raisinghani, Head - Business Planning and Communication, Sony Entertainment Television said in a statement.
The second step would be screening, where participants who have answered the registration questions correctly and have been shortlisted by the randomiser based on certain pre-defined reservation criteria, will be reached out to, telephonically, for further assessment.
The third step will be an online audition, which includes a general knowledge test aided by a video submission.
The final round will be a personal interview with the shortlisted candidates, which will be conducted remotely via video call. The entire selection process will be verified by an independent audit firm.
The show will be produced by StudioNEXT and the selection process will be conducted digitally, through SonyLIV.