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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Shahrukh Rocks in KBC 3


A new version of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC 3) with Shahrukh Khan as the host, anchor, and quizmaster started yesterday on Star Plus.

Shahrukh brings his charm, enthusiasm, energy, and subtle humour to the show and makes it a refreshing change from the sober, polite, courteous, encouraging, and commanding presence of Amitabh Bachchan.

Both have different styles. Both are remarkable, and as Abhishek Bachchan had once said during a prize distribution ceremony for his role in Sarkar, "Anyone appearing with Dad 'Amitabh Bachchan' in the same frame gets recognized by default." Filling-in Amitabh Bachchan's place in acting, diction, and conversation would be an enormous and onerous task for any individual, even for Bollywood superstar—Shahrukh Khan.

Shahrukh made an admirable start to KBC 3 and in his charismatic, charming, vivacious style connected with the viewers and contestants. Looking suave in a light blue shirt with a matching blue tie and shining black coat, Shahrukh played to the gallery with his trademark smile and tongue in cheek remarks. He built a bond with the hot seat contestants and made them feel comfortable, even doing a mock massage to a contestant that was feeling tense. He also tried to connect with the contestants and viewers by speaking in regional languages Bengali and Telugu, when contestants from Kolkata and Khammam (A.P) were on the hot seat.

It was a good first episode and an energetic beginning by Shahrukh. A rocking start that would keep the viewers interested and glued to their television sets for more charisma from Shahrukh.Shahrukh Khan says freeze kiya jaaye, Compaqda on KBC 3

Shahrukh mixed up Computergaaru in Telugu and Computerda in Bengali with Compaqgaaru and Compaqda. The 'Compaq' guys would be happy with free publicity coming their way or is it because a 'Compaq' computer is used for asking questions on the show?

The buzz word in this edition of KBC, instead of lock kiya jaaye, is freeze kiya jaaye with high fives from Shahrukh for the right answer.

KBC is off to a good start with Shahrukh Khan as the host and I look forward to more excitement on KBC. Well done, Shahrukh. Here's looking forward to exciting times on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).

So freeze kiya jaaye Compaqda, well done Shahrukh, you're a champion.

- Watch Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) on Star Plus at 9pm IST from Mon. to Thu.