Today we will be talking about a show that has changed many lives, we are talking about KBC – Kaun Banega Crorepati. A show in which a contestant can become a millionaire by simply answering some questions. But the question is that what we see on the television, is all of it is true? Have you ever wondered that anyone could be given that much money in such a short amount of time? Today we will be revealing some dark secrets about the show KBC.
So Let’s Take A Look At Some Of The Dark Secrets Of KBC – Kaun Banega Crorepati
1. Fake Stories Of Contestants
If you’re a viewer of KBC then you must have seen that whenever a contestant comes at the hot seat to play the game, a video package showing the sad, tragic story of the contestant is shown. But do you think that all of it is true? A person whose relative participated in the show and who got the lucky chance at the hot seat revealed that after the shooting when he enquired about the show, how much his relative won, he was told by the relative that contestants don’t have the right to reveal anything about the episode.
When that episode aired and the video package was shown to the viewers, this person’s mother revealed that the building shown in the video is a different one, even the neighbors are not the actual ones, they appear to be paid actors. And just to gain some TRP and sympathy, the contestant was shown as someone who came from a poor family and takes tuition to earn extra money. But in reality, she belonged to a business class family. This is not just a case with one contestant, it happened with many.
2. No Autograph
An old contestant of KBC revealed that if you go to Amitabh Bachchan to ask for his autograph then the crew team there would take away your autograph book and pen and it is never returned. You are not allowed to carry anything such as paper, pen, any other stuff such as eatables on the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
3. Group Photos With Amitabh Bachchan
After the shooting of the episode is completed, you’re given a chance to take a group photo with Amitabh Bachchan where professional photographers click your pictures.
4. Scene After Fastest Finger First Is Cut From The Aired Episode
You guys must have seen that the contestant who comes first in the Fastest Finger First directly comes to the hot seat to play the game. But in reality, this doesn’t happen. The contestant is given some minutes, the make-up artist comes and puts some make-up on the contestant, and the show resumes. But you don’t see this on the television.
5. Amitabh Bachchan Reads The Script
Whatever we see Amitabh speaking in the episode is not his actual words, he reads it from a teleprompter. This teleprompter is located right below the camera. It is through this screen that the actor reads out the dialogues and is given cues to go for a commercial break.
After the show starts, the camera is zoomed and focused only on the contestant and the host. About 5-6 people are required for this job. The camera used is pretty big in size and a team of 5-6 people is used to manage it.
7. Children In KBC
You might have never seen a child sitting in the audience. This is because the camera focuses only on the adults. But children do arrive at the set who are below 18 years. They are not shown in the show because they are made to sit right beside the camera so they won’t come in the frame.
8. Recording Time Of The Show
You are shown an episode of KBC which is 1.3 Hours long, but do you think that it takes only one and a half hour to shoot the episode? Actually, it takes around 4-5 hours to shoot a single episode of KBC. Many shots are taken again, many retakes before they get the right shot.
9. Audience Poll
During the show, you must have seen a voting machine in the hands of every audience member. But in reality, it is not given to every audience member. The shots are taken only of those people who are using that voting machine. Many people in the audience are not given the machine. According to some contestants, the results of the audience poll are manipulated as per the questions. If it’s a low amount question then the audience poll result is shown to be normal. Easily giving the right answer! But if you take audience poll lifeline at Rs. 1 Crore question then the audience poll result will confuse you.
Only the production team and the contestants know the reality. The audience members are not even allowed to leave their seat. All they could do is just sit there and clap their hands until they are given a break.
10. Contestant Is The King
Once you get selected for the show, all the formalities are done on your behalf. The KBC team takes care of your traveling expenses, your accommodation, and your meals. You’re given a good quality hotel room with free meals. You are also allowed to bring 3-4 members along with you.
11. Earnings And Cheque
The cheque which is given by Amitabh Bachchan on the set is a dummy one. They have to return the cheque back to the crew team after the shoot. Even the money which is transferred through AXIS BANK app is also fake. It is done only to promote Axis bank and show it to the customers. Even 30% tax is deducted from the earnings of the contestant and a 0.9% Cess is applied on it. Only after all this, the amount is processed in the account of the contestant.
Suppose you earned Rs. 1 Crore in KBC then you will take home only Rs. 69.10 Lakhs after the 0.9% cess and TDS deduction at 30%
12. Insurance Of KBC
Insurance of reality shows like KBC and Bigg Boss are insured just in case if anything tragic happens on the set. The insurance company will cover the losses. But what’s more surprising is that KBC has taken an insurance cover from the insurance company that if any contestant wins more than Rs. 25 Lakh then the insurance company will pay the rest of the money. This means that if you win Rs. 1 Crore then the insurance company will pay you Rs. 75 Lakhs and KBC will pay only Rs. 25 Lakh.
13. Chocolate Gifts
One contestant revealed that the big Chocolate hamper prize that is given to the contestants during the show is taken back from them once they go backstage after the episode. Only 2-3 chocolates are given to them.
14. Celebrity Episodes
A person revealed that when he went to KBC Marathi as an audience member, he saw something which surprised him. Sachin Khedekar was the host of the show and Mahesh Manjrekar was the special guest on the show. The question was for Rs. 12 Lakh, the actor gave the wrong answer for the question and soon a voice of the director can be heard on the set saying ‘CUT’. The team took the retake of the question and the actor was told the right answer by a crew member. This proves that the KBC celebrity episodes are scripted.