The legendary host Mr. Bachchan along
with a bevy of dancers kept the audience captivated with a never-seen-
before performance where he grooved to songs sung especially by him for
KBC. Amidst enthralling the audience with this
act, he had ladies in the audience swooning when he romanced them with
his charm. Comedy King Kapil Sharma, the host for the evening
left the audience in splits with his impeccable comic timing. He also
sat on the Hot Seat for the first time and underwent
the tension that contestants undergo and had his own hilarious takes on
Adding to the excitement were the iconic cops Dayanand Shetty (Daya) and Aditya Srivasatava (Abhijeet) from CID, Sony's landmark and record breaking show who interacted with the audience. Then the valiant warrior and Rajput hero, Maharana Pratap a.k.a Faisal Khan left the audience spellbound with a stellar dance performance. The trio of Neeti Mohan, Meiyang Chang and Aniruddh Dave also added to the entertainment quotient of the evening keeping the audience engaged in a musical banter. The charming Shillong Choir gave a heart- warming performance.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Siddhartha Basu, CMD, Big Synergy Media Ltd. said, "The Grand Premiere of India's biggest open show is about reaching out to people where they are, allowing an opportunity for an exciting close encounter with the KBC experience. For the viewers, it promises a celebratory mega spectacle of a much loved show, as a curtain raiser to the new season of KBC, which seeks to engage minds and hearts alike."KBC has always celebrated the unique diversity of India and its people, their individual views and beliefs, and over the years showcasing this diversity has helped in being inclusive'. This inclusivity is what this year's campaign celebrates. The core message of this season's campaign strengthens this proposition with the thought 'Yahan Sirf Paise Nahi, Dil Bhi Jeete Jate Hain'.
There have been significant changes in the lifelines to make the game more interesting. The expert advice lifeline has been converted to a panel of three wise men are seated amongst the audience called 'Triguni'. Upon being called, these 3 wise men will give the correct answer along with interesting trivia around the question. Another interesting lifeline called 'Code Red' is when the family of the participants can intimate the contestants on when they feel they should quit, by pressing a buzzer placed in front of them.