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Amitabh Bachchan and Nagraj Manjule to shoot KBC on adjoining sets

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By: Mohnish Singh

Indian television’s most popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati is set to hit the small screen once again. To be hosted by none other than megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the 11th season of the iconic game show is expected to go on air next month on Sony Entertainment Television.

As we know that the network is also airing the Marathi version of the show called Kon Honar Crorepati on Sony Marathi. It is hosted by well-known Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule who shot to fame after the humongous success of his 2016 directorial Sairat.


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Earlier, buzz had it that the sets of Kaun Banega Crorepati and Kon Honar Crorepati would be merged into one grand one, with Amitabh Bachchan filming right after Nagraj Manjule. However, there is some change in the plan. According to reports, the schedules for the duo did not line up and hence the network has built two separate sets.

“Bachchan and Manjule will be neighbours when the shoot is going on. The Marathi version is currently on, and the shoot of the Hindi version will begin at the soonest once Bachchan wraps the shoot of his film Gulabo Sitabo. Both of them have to then emerge from their shoots and promote their upcoming film Jhund together as well.”

Nagraj Manjule has directed Amitabh Bachchan in his next film Jhund, which marks his directorial debut in the Hindi film industry. It features Bachchan in the role of a professor who motivates the street children to form a soccer team. The highly awaited movie, produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-series Films, is scheduled to enter theatres in the month of September.

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