Sony Entertainment Television has announced the 12th Season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) with an extremely well created video that was conceived and written by Nitesh Tiwari, and shot entirely at his home by the show’s iconic host Amitabh Bachchan, who, as always, delivers with the perfect balance of sensitivity, poise and impact, the excellent script with the central thought: Har cheez ko break lag sakta hai… Sapnon ko nahin.
Before we share the entire registration, screening, online audition and overall assessment process, watch the excellent promo which, for the very first time, Bachchan has shot for KBC from the confines of his home.
Ace filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari, writer and director of Season 12 of KBC, remotely directed the registration promo that should definitely touch all the right chords, with Bachchan inviting the KBC aspirants, reiterating – Har cheez ko break lag sakta hai… Sapno ko nahi…
Tiwari says, “Each year, when we start deliberating about KBC, we go through various insights which may trigger an impactful narrative. This time however, the very environment that we are in set the context of the film. KBC is not just a game- or quiz show for people; tt’s more than that.
“It’s an opportunity to realize one’s dreams. One doesn’t stop dreaming given the adversity. In fact, the dreams only become more significant… and that was the trigger for this film.”
On shooting the film, Tiwari says, “(it) was a challenge though. First, I shot a scratch film with myself and shared it with Mr. Bachchan for him to get an idea about my vision. After which, Mr. Bachchan shot the entire film at his own home, all by himself. I hope this campaign strikes a chord with the audience and they participate wholeheartedly.”
KBC SE12: 100% Digital registration, screening, selection – 9th to 22nd May 2020
Screening and Selection will happen through a 100-percent digital process – a first in 20 years of the brand and necessitated by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis . Bachchan’s invitation to aspirants to register to participate in what is unarguably the most iconic non-fiction property on Indian Television and widely regarded as the show that changes the lives of ordinary people with the power of knowledge, will see aspirants reach out via SMS or through Sony LIV, starting 9th of May 2020 till the 22nd of May inclusive.
Check the infographic below for the entire process.
KBC SE12: Screening
Participants who have answered the registration questions correctly and have been shortlisted by the randomizer based on certain pre-defined reservation criteria, will be reached out to, telephonically, for further assessment.
KBC SE12: Online Audition
For the very first time, in the history of KBC, the auditions comprising a General Knowledge test and video submission will be conducted exclusively via SonyLIV. While this may seem a herculean task, every detail of the process will be explained through a simple tutorial, easily accessible on SonyLIV.
KBC SE12: Personal Interview
The last and final round is that of personal interview with the shortlisted auditionees, which will be conducted remotely via video call.
The entire selection process will be verified by an independent audit firm.
Registrations start 9th May onwards, at 9 pm, only on Sony Entertainment Television