SRK to host KBC


Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will replace Amitabh Bachchan, India’s most famous actor, as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati, a report said on November 26.

The show, which was abruptly taken off air in January after Bachchan had stomach surgery, is expected to air early next year, Samir Nair, the chief executive officer of Star India channel that airs the show, told the Press Trust of India.

“We are indebted to him for what he brought to the show, but now it is time to move on and who better to hand over the baton to than Shah Rukh Khan,” Nair said.

Bachchan, 64, is the biggest name in Bollywood with more than 100 movies to his credit. Thanks to Bachchan’s charisma, KBC has been one of the most popular shows since starting in India in 2000.