‘KBC’ makers twisted rules to accommodate Bachchans

MUMBAI: Makers of Amitabh Bachchan’s game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ reportedly tweaked the no-kin-allowed rule to feature Abhishek Bachchan in a special episode

Amitabh Bachchan, who hosts the quiz programme, Kaun Banega Crorepati, had the entire star cast of Happy New Year come over for a special episode.

However, it is learnt that though rules suggest none of the host’s relatives can be invited on the show, the makers made an exception as the film stars Big B’s son, Abhishek Bachchan.

A crew member says, “When the entire star cast was invited on the show, he obviously had to be present. Never in the past has any of Amitabh Bachchan’s relatives come on the show. Therefore, this time, the production house and the channel had a bit of a discussion and decided to include his son, Abhishek Bachchan in the special episode.”

Shooting for the special episode is said to have started late because of a big star cast. “Abhishek not only played the game along with Shah Rukh Khan and pulled up a prank on his father besides shaking a leg with him. Shah Rukh asked Amit ji for some tips on handling children as he is a father of three kids,” adds a source.

While the channel spokesperson remained unavailable for comment, the show’s producer, Anita Basu denied the buzz about the rules being tweaked. She says, “Everything was legally vetted before that (the episode) and he (Abhishek) was anyway playing for charity.”

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