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KBC's new season crosses 19.8 mn registrations

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MUMBAI: The fervour and popularity of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), hosted by the biggest superstar Amitabh Bachchan, can be seen from the number of entries received this year.

The whole nation went into a frenzy from the moment the first announcement was made by Big B himself on micro blogging website. Within minutes of registration lines opening, fans of the show hauled to various platform in anticipation to get a chance to be on the hot seat.

With entries crossing 19.8 million, this season broke records of previous ones making it a maximum number of registrations made in the history of Kaun Banega Crorepati. And that’s not all! Over 51 lakh entries were received on last day, making it highest single day registration.

Talking on the development, Sony Entertainment Television EVP and business head Danish Khan said, “The record breaking registration numbers reinforces the immense popularity KBC enjoys in our country. Year after year, the show celebrates power of knowledge with the biggest superstar of India -- Amitabh Bachchan. With these astounding numbers, we are extremely bullish for this season which will be a six week, Mon-Fri season.”

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