What is it like to be a contestant on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)?
Be a contestant on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)
It’s great .
The show is shot generally a week before the telecast and it is once in a lifetime kind of feeling. I don’t know about the general public but I can tell you what happened with me . I was selected on behalf of my school for the Children’s day special telecast and it was long process for selection of candidates. First students get registered by schools online and out of those a few are randomly selected for an interview.
My Interview was in Chandigarh and it was more like an audition. So they first took a General Knowledge Test followed by a kind of 5 Minute talk in front of a camera, kind of a dialogue with the studio people.
After that you wait. All this happened around July and at the end of October I got a Call that I have been selected for Fastest Finger First .I was one of those 10 lucky people to participate in the show.
Now the show was to telecast on 14 November. We got to Bombay on 8th and the shoot was on the next day. The airline tickets( to and fro) and accommodation was arranged for us by KBC producers and they did a great job. So we got to hotel at around noon and after that we (the kids who were going on air) were taken for a quick tour of what’s it like to use those computers and sit on “Hot Seat”.
We were given time to practice and we had a hell lot of fun. I made a few friends by myself too. Next day, we got to the sets at about 9 in the morning and the shoot was yet to start, so we waited. At about 3 PM I for the first time saw “The Amitabh Bachchan”. I was awestruck by his magnificence and humbled by his humility. He is the most loving and most respectful person I have met in my life. Though himself being a MEGASTAR he was down to earth and talking to him was a great experience. Now the crew around does not only have light boys and workers ,it also has some pretty enthusiastic management staff. They were totally fun people and I loved the way they made all of us feel right at home. So now , everything before one reaches the hot seat is scripted , and one has to stick to it .I was told to take a break from monotony and do something surprising , so I took the lead from Amitabh Bachchan and announced my arrival .
It was great fun. After a short while and introduction we started with fastest finger first and by the grace of God I got the fastest timing. I went to play for money with Mr. Bachchan
I even got to do the Auro Dance with Mr. Bachchan.
All in all it was a great experience and I won 25 lakh Rupees.