My TV debut wasn’t accepted: Amitabh Bachchan

Added by harini on Aug 16, 2011

The veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan is all set to grace the television sets from Monday with the fifth season of the immensely popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.

The actor who has hosted 3 seasons of the show before admits that he still feels nervous facing the camera.

"It’s another job but full of apprehensions, nervousness and anxiety. Because you are doing it for your audience and if they don’t like you then that is bad news," he said to a daily.

The game show has gone for a new look this season and have added the tag line `Koi Bhi Insaan Chhota Nahi Hota`.

When asked Big B about the line he replies, "It’s primarily about giving an opportunity to people who perhaps have the knowledge but may not have had such an opportunity in life."

Over the years Amitabh Bachchan and Kaun Banega Crorepati have become synonymous with each other. The makers of the show tried a new look in Season 3 by having Shah Rukh Khan host the show but things dint work out. Other channels too tried similar shows but none have found the success that ‘KBC’ has enjoyed.

"I think the identification is because I was the first one to start this first of its kind show at its time which got a great response,” he said.

He also admitted that when he chose to enter the small screen none of his family or friends was thrilled with the idea.

"My TV debut wasn’t instantly accepted by many. People who are managers, guiders and my own family members thought that I was making a big mistake. But thankfully it worked for me. And now so many of my colleagues are involved with TV and that includes Jay`s best friend Veeru (Dharmendra`s) show too," he concluded.

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