Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee recently got an offer to host the Bengali version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC), but he refused. He says he can't create the same magic that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan did with the quiz show.
'They offered and they are still asking me to do this, but I am not doing that. I am a big follower of Mr. Bachchan. I still remember his signature dialogue in 'Mohabbatein' and we used to be excited when he used to say 'Lock Kiya Jaye' (on KBC). I can't do what Mr. Bachchan has done. I somehow can't place myself where Mr. Bachchan sat,' Prosenjit told IANS on the phone from Kolkata.
KBC, based on the British show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', created history when it was first launched on Star Plus in 2000 with Big as the host. Five years later, he hosted the second season of the show.
In 2007, superstar Shah Rukh Khan hosted the third season. But last year Amitabh returned to host the fourth season of KBC.
Bollywood actors are doing lot of television shows and the trend has reached the Bengali film industry too, but Prosenjit is statying away from small screen right now.
'I will come to television very soon. But I have been keeping myself away for a very long time because I am waiting for the right thing. Basically, I was trying my patience. I have seen so much ups and downs, I don't want to rush for anything. I have never hurried in life,' said the national award winning actor.
Son of yesteryear superstar Biswajeet, he made his debut with 'Duti Pata' in the year 1983 and is known for his powerful performances in 'Omor Shongi', 'Apon Amaar Apon' and 'Ami, Yaseen Aar Amaar Madhubala'. He also won accolades for 'Chokher Bali' and calls 'Dosar' his most challenging role.
Recently, he received appreciation for his work in Goutam Ghose's 'Moner Manush' and Srijit Mujherji's 'Autograph'.
But despite being so successful, the 48-year-old is never in a rush and takes his own time in selecting an offer.
'My only plus point is that I don't rush. I wait for the right time. I try to study and I try to know it first. From television, of course, I got lot of offers. I get offers every day, but I am trying to keep myself away as much as possible,' he said.