The show has been produced by Siddharth Basu's Synergy Adlabs for all the first three seasons and the first two seasons of the show were hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. The show is based on UK's game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the last season ended in April this year.
When contacted Anita Kaul Basu, Managing Director of Synergy Adlabs said, " Its too early to talk about it. Shahrukh is contracted for two years for KBC and it was slotted to come back. If Shahrukh can give his time and dates to us for the show, the production work will start thereafter. Nothing has been slated as of now." Says a source, " The format will obviously not change, but they will make it different in terms of having more interactive sessions. Whatever did not work the last time will be worked upon this season. Last season, the ratings of the show were not at all good compared to previous seasons."
Adds Anita, "The format can't be changed as it is a celador format, but yes, we can play around with the special episodes. We still need to figure out as to what all changes can be brought about in the show." When contacted Ajay Vidyasagar, President, Content and new media, Star India, denied the news saying, "I haven't heard about this."
Synergy Adlabs is currently producing Jhalak Dikhhla Ja and will be soon coming up with a fiction show.
Author: Sheikh Jelani