to bring variation to the standard colour theme of blue. “The LED lights can change colours from golden to pink to red among others,” she adds.
Apart from the grand set, new modifications have been made to the show’s signature tune composed by Sawan Dutta, who has used Indian instruments to add to its appeal.
New elements have been added to the format of the game too. For one, the contestants will be made to answer three questions for the first round — the fastest finger first. “The one who gives the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time will get a chance to go to the hot seat,” explained Bachchan, while playing mock KBC with the members of the press. Although the new season has five lifelines, only four can be used by the hot-seat contestant to reach their goal. Another change in the lifeline segment is the entry of ‘Flip the question’ and ‘50:50 lifeline’ and the exit of ‘Ask the expert’ and ‘Double dip’. A brand new lifeline called ‘Power Paplu’ has also been introduced to help contestant to revive any lifeline option they have already used.
Meanwhile, Bachchan also unveiled the Hot Seat Aapke Shehar campaign, last week. It will have KBC’s promotional van travelling to 12 cities across India starting from Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Meerut, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Kolkata, Nagpur, Indore and finally, Nashik. The van activity in each city will be for three days, where few lucky participants will get an opportunity to sit on the ‘Hot Seat’ and answer questions asked by Bachchan from a recorded video.
Needless to add that with the show having undergone major changes, Sony Entertainment Television is expecting KBC 7 to be a game changer for the channel, just like it did for the entertainment world when it first entered the drawing rooms with Bachchan booming, “Main Amitabh Bachchan bol raha hoon!”