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Star Suvarna to telecast 'Kannadada Kotyadhipati 2018' the Kannada version of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' as part of its revamp

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May 21, 2018: The third season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, the Kannada version of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, which sets the stage for a revamps of Star Suvarna, the Kannada GEC channel of Star Network will premiere in June’18. Since January 2018, the channel has gained viewership share in Kannada GEC, led by new fiction launches; Muddu Lakshmi and Bili Hendthi and daily reality show Pyate Hudugir Halli Life – S4.

To further strengthen its consumer offering, Star Suvarna is launching the 3rd season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, the Kannada language series of the format “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, popularly known as KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati) in India. In its first 2 seasons in 2012 and 2013, it was the most-watched show in Kannada. Star Suvarna is planning to further strengthen the line-up with 2 new fiction launches along with Kannadada Kotyadhipati’s launch. 

Mr. Kevin Vaz, CEO of South Entertainment Channels for Star India Pvt Ltd commented: “Star Suvarna is known to provide differentiated and wholesome family entertainment and we are excited to bring Kannadada Kotyadhipati back to the viewers. We are confident that with Mr. Ramesh Aravind as the host and the new feature, ‘Play Along’, this show will engage viewers very well, and Star Suvarna will flourish to become Kannadigas favorite channel yet again.” 

The 3rd Season of ‘Kannadada Kotiyadhipathi’ will be hosted by the versatile actor, Mr. Ramesh Aravind, who has worked in movies across 5 languages as an actor, producer, and director. Beyond films, Ramesh has also won people’s hearts as TV show anchor, motivational speaker, TEDx presenter and social worker. 

Speaking about the show host, Mr. Ramesh Aravind said “I am really honored to host Kannadada Kotyadhipati. This show touches a deep chord in the viewer. It holds the promise of change, the ability to carve out a life one desires. This show is not about money, but hope and I'm humbled to be a part of the process.”

With a promise of making common man a ‘Kotyadhipati’, the show has been a big draw among viewers across markets irrespective of gender and age groups. This season, with the advent of technology and features like ‘Play along’, the show gets closer to its viewers as never before as it gives viewers an opportunity to participate and get rewarded from the comfort of their homes.

The show is being produced by Mr. Siddharth Basu of Big Synergy, widely known as the Father of quiz on Indian TV. 

Mr. Siddharth Basu opines “KannadadaKotyadhipati remains the most loved show as anyone can win here irrespective of background, education, caste, provided (s)he is empowered by knowledge. The stringent processes are practiced to ensure fairness, which enhances the credibility of the show”.

“Kannadada Kotyadhipati” has the power to change people’s lives forever. The show is in line with Star Suvarna’s commitment towards providing thought-provoking and entertaining content to its viewers. The registration lines to participate in the show now closed were open for 10 days, receiving an overwhelming response from the aspirants.

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