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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 Premiere: 6 Ways How COVID-19 Changed Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show

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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 Premiere: 6 Ways How COVID-19 Changed Amitabh Bachchan's Quiz Show

Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 is back on our television screens, braving COVID-19 pandemic. Its magnanimous host, Amitabh Bachchan, has himself battled COVID-19 and emerged a survivor. The shoot of the series has been done with utmost precautions and keeping the lockdown rules in mind. But even with the precautions, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 arrives with its first episode on Sony TV with changes that were clearly driven by COVID-19. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 Premiere: Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show Pays Tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput Through This Question on Dil Bechara.

From the questions to how Amitabh Bachchan behaved with the contestants, there has been significant changes in how the episode played out. There is a new lifeline, which is actually a modified lifeline of something KBC used to have in the past. So how has the pandemic affected the reality quiz show? Take a look below:

The Opening Poem

The episode begins with Amitabh Bachchan reciting a powerful poem, which went viral much earlier even before the episode was telecast. The poem is titled ‘Wapas Aana Padta Hai‘ – an obvious allegory for restarting the world and returning to work.

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No Audience

For the first time in 20 years and in 12 editions, there is no live audience cheering the contestants. Due to social distancing rules, the audiences have been kept away, with only the contestants and their guests comprising of the members watching Amitabh Bachchan asking the tough questions. As for the claps and cheers, KBC12 borrows this year’s IPL idea of adding pre-recorded sounds.

No Audience Poll

Without the audience, how can we have an audience poll? One of the earliest lifelines is now given a break. Instead, another popular lifeline, that was dropped a couple of seasons back, makes a return in a new avatar. So we have Video-Call a Friend, where the contestant can call their friends through video conferencing. The rest of the lifelines like 50:50, Flip the Question and Ask The Expert persist.

No Escorting Contestant to Seat

Amitabh Bachchan (and even Shah Rukh Khan, during his brief stint as a host) followed the tradition of escorting the contestant to the hot seat. Because of the social distancing rules (which Big B kept mentioning), the host couldn’t do so this year.

The First Question

The first question of KBC12’s ‘Fastest Finger First’ was all about 2020! It had Amitabh Bachchan ask the contestants to arrange these major events of 2020 in ascending order – Namaste Trump, Janta Curfew, Lockdown and Cyclone Amphan. An apt start to a reality show played in a world, very much affected by this adverse year!

How Lockdown Has Affected The Contestants

One of the features of Kaun Banega Crorepati 12 was giving us a glimpse of the contestants’ background. This continues to happen in Kaun Banega Crorepati 12. But this time, we also learn how the pandemic has affected the contestants, with the first contestant Arati Jagtap revealing how the lockdown affected her family financially, which add more impetus to win more money on the show. She quit winning Rs 6,40,000.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 28, 2020 10:35 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Rupali Ganguly Is Overwhelmed After Anupamaa Tops the TRP Charts, Says ‘Divine Power Has Blessed This Show’

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Rupali Ganguly Is Overwhelmed After Anupamaa Tops the TRP Charts, Says ‘Divine Power Has Blessed This Show’

Rajan Shahi’s Anupamaa has been winning hearts since the very first episode was aired. On the TRP chart, from past few days, the show had maintained a grip and was on the second spot whereas the top position was ruled by Shraddha Arya and Dheeraj Dhoopar’s Kundali Bhagya. However, this Navratri week, Anupamaa defeated Kundali Bhagya and grabbed the number one spot. With this, it is confirmed that the audience is loving Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey and Madalsa Sharma as Anupamaa, Vanraj and Kavya’s twisted love story. Talking about the same, the lead actress, Rupali Ganguly in a conversation with ETimes spoke about how overwhelmed she feels on the serial’s success. BARC Report: Rupali Ganguly – Sudhanshu Pandey’s Anupamaa Tops The TRP List, Takes Over Shraddha Arya – Dheeraj Dhoopar’s Kundali Bhagya (View Ratings). 

“Great content, a fabulous team spirit, entertainment, hard work, dedication, honest portrayal and lovable and relatable characters are the only requirements for a show to run on TV. We have put in a lot of hard work for the show, and I am glad that audiences have responded by loving it. I am overwhelmed and extremely humbled by the response and all I can say at the moment is ‘Thank You for all the love, support and appreciation,” she told the portal.

She continued, “Getting these ratings in Navratri is a sign that the divine power has blessed this show and the good karmas that we have put in, including feeding and taking care of all the fur babies on the set. Maa has poured her love and blessings on me, my co-stars, Producer, Director, Writers, Crew Members, and Star Plus.”Anupamaa: Additi Gupta Joins the Cast of the Upcoming Star Plus Show. 

“The Shah family is a wonderful bunch of co-actors I have on sets who are like my second family and a big huge thank you to our real families (spouses, children, and parents) who stand by us while we put in so many hours at work. Hats off to our spouses and children for supporting us in this journey. In the coming days, many twists and turns await the audience, and I hope our association with them continues for years to come,” Ganguly concluded.

Well, we bet that Anupamaa will be glued to spot one on the TRP chart even in the coming weeks. As the current track of Rupali Ganguly (Anupamaa) watching her husband Vanraj confessing his love to other woman Kavya has left viewers intrigued. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 06:48 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Diana Penty Turns Showstopper for Disha Patil and We Can’t Decide if the Collection is More Gorgeous or the Muse (View Pics)

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This is the first virtual LFW that we are witnessing and honestly, the response for which has been underwhelming. With barely-there showstoppers and little excitement, the annual Lakme Fashion Show event in Mumbai has received a lukewarm response and while collections have certainly come out stunning, the discussion about the same has been restricted. On day four of LFW 2020, we had Cocktail actress Diana Penty strutting in style on-ramp and her pictures from which have flooded our Instagram feed. The event as we know was virtual this year and the show was recorded with no audience. Lakme Fashion Week 2020 Summer/Resort: Janhvi Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal Set the Fashion Ball Rolling for the New Season (View Pics).

Diana walked the ramp for designer Disha Patil and her collection was hugely inspired by four geometric symbols—the Seed of Life, Flower of Life, the Sri Yantra and Metatron’s Cube. With elegant designs and some beautiful cut blouses, the collection overall was like for sore eyes. Diana was the showstopper and she definitely and obviously had the best outfit from the lot. The colour palette was filled with soft shades of white, grey and pink and they looked delightful together.

Diana Penty at LFW 2020

Diana Penty at LFW 2020 (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Manish Malhotra had earlier opened the ceremony with Kartik Aaryan walking for his Ruhaaniyat collection. While the tradition has Kareena Kapoor Khan pulling down the curtains as a showstopper, we are yet to hear an official announcement for the same. Previously Bebo has flaunted her baby bump in style for Sabyasachi and we hope this time’s no different. Until then, let’s keep admiring Diana and her ramp walk.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 06:17 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Nora Fatehi Is Giving the Double Denim Trend a Floral Fabulosity!

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Nora Fatehi Is Giving the Double Denim Trend a Floral Fabulosity!

We have said it before but feel the need to reiterate it as Nora Fatehi goes on to update her chicer, edgier than usual fashion arsenal. Edgy fashion is not up to everyone’s alley but its a subtle art to infuse sophistication, something that Nora Fatehi has proven within a very short span of time. Also known as the Dilbar girl who also has Bigg Boss 9 and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa to her credits, cliched a meaty role in the Remo D’Souza directed Street Dancer 3D that released earlier this year. A recent style saw Nora sign herself up for the always favourite, tricky to nail fashion trend of double denim or denim on denim. Styled by Maneka Harisinghani, Nora looked street style sporty chic in her high-end floral denim separates of a two-toned shirt and paper bag waist pants.

With a toned, lithe frame, lustrous long locks and striking features, we see her pulling off flattering ensembles with athleisure, laidback styles and non-fussy, easy dresses. Here’s a closer look at her style. Nora Fatehi’s Newest Fashion Outing Screams ‘All that Glitters is Gold’.

Nora Fatehi – Double Trouble

A floral printed denim shirt by Desigual was tucked into high waist floral print tapered jeans worth Rs.7,390 by the same label. White kicks, a luxe Gucci sling, large hoops, wavy hair and a subtle glam completed her look. Yo or Hell No? Nora Fatehi’s Shimmery Red Dress by Yousef Aljasmi.

Nora Fatehi

Nora Fatehi (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Nora was last seen in Street Dancer 3D that released earlier this year, sharing screen space with Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva. She will be seen in Bhuj: The Pride of India featuring alongside Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, Ammy Virk and Pranitha Subhash. A biographical war action film directed, co-produced and written by Abhishek Dudhaiya set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, it is about the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then in-charge of the Bhuj airport who and his team reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 local women. The film will be released on the OTT platform, Disney + Hotstar.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 06:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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