Aishwarya Rai replaces Amitabh
The news was announced long back that Bollywood Super Star Amitabh Bachchan is stepping out from most popular TV shows Kaun Banega Crorepati.
The ninth season of this popular show will kick start soon, where the channel is now looking to replace Amitabh with a female host in order to bring novelty to the show that debuted way back in more than 2000 episodes.
The latest buzz is that the channel approached Amitabh’s daughter-in-law sizzling beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to host this ninth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
A source from the channel says, “Mr. Bachchan’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya is among those who has been approached to take over as quiz master for season nine. The channel is in talks with both Madhuri and Aishwarya.”
But still, Aishwarya Rai didn’t give nod. In case she gives it a nod, it will be her debut on the small screen.
Sources also added that makers are also considering Bollywood evergreen beauty Madhuri Dixit to host this show if Ash said ‘No’ then Madhuri Dixit will replace Amitabh.
Madhuri Dixit is a known face on television as she has judged four seasons of the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’, two seasons of ‘So You Think You Can Dance India’ and the matchmaking show ‘Kahi Na Kahi Koi Hai’. However, this will be her first stint as a quiz show host if she ends up doing the ninth season.
“Amitabh’s tenure as the host had been interrupted when Shah Rukh Khan took over in season three. In all these years, KBC has never been hosted by a female celebrity and the channel is considering Aishwarya and Madhuri because they want to bring some novelty to the familiar format.” Sources added.
Channel is planning to reveal the next host of KBC in a grand event which was planned to organize soon.