KBC and the reinvention of a superstar: how Amitabh Bachchan changed the game

If you were born in the 80s or 90s, dialogues like “Naam Vijay Dinanath Chauhan”, “Khush toh bohot honge tum aaj”, “Hum jaha khade ho jaate hai line wahin se shuru hoti hai” and “Don ka intezaar toh gyarah mulkon ki police kar rahi ha ”, will instantly make you think of angry young OG from Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. But for Generation Z, “deviyo aur sajjano”, “are you sure? “,” Let’s play Kaun Banega Crorepati “and” lock kiya jaye? »Are the sentences that make them wait Amitabh Bachchan, a man who meets them every night at 9 p.m., tells them stories like a grandfather, and tests their general knowledge in their living rooms over dinner. The angry young man has mellowed and intoxicated, but the aura and power of the stars were not shaken at the age of 79. As Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his birthday today, here is the master of reinvention and his avatar as the brilliant host of a show that has been going on for two decades now.

The actor’s performance as a TV host is magnetic – a wide, piercing gaze interspersed with perfectly timed advice to the contestants. Sometimes his simple gaze becomes a thief of the show. To top it off, there are his conversations with those in the hot seat. Whether it’s a nervous candidate who struggles to cope with so many cameras, or someone who is sentimental about their financial situation and needs the prize money, or an overly enthusiastic fan who claims to be there only for him, Bachchan knows it. how to approach it all with grace and put the competition at ease. And, how can we forget ‘computerji’, who has become a full-fledged character in the series?

Amitabh Bachchan is currently considered the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. (Photo: Sony TV / Instagram)

The show is now in its thirteenth season and yet all of India is glued to its television screens. Falling odds during the third season, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, proves that only Amitabh and no one else can get the country’s attention at the same time. And, not just kids or youngsters, Big B knows how to keep its ’80s and’ 90s fans hooked on anecdotes from his youth. Who would want to hear stories from someone whose twisted ankle makes the headlines?

Try showing your millennials a classic Hindi movie, starring the superstars of your time – Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor or Vinod Khanna. Chances are they won’t even sit down with you. But play an Amitabh Bachchan classic, they will be intrigued as to what the man looked and acted like who gave them the grandfather vibe on TV in his youth.

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We wish many more seasons of show and delivery of “Chaliye aap aur hum khelte hain Kaun Banega Crorepati”, in the hugely popular baritone of Big B.

Well, it’s not just on KBC that he attracts a crowd of millennials. Have you ever checked his social media posts closely? Just like our fathers, he too complains about a bad phone connection, gets angry when people don’t answer him, gets angry when his follower count drops and sometimes his tweets remind us of those uncles and aunts who send WhatsApp all over the place. in the mornings to ask for attention. The actor, like any of his young contemporaries, is passionate about his social media accounts. He counts his tweets. He has 46.2 million fans on Twitter and 28.4 million on Instagram. He also writes a blog daily.

Those who follow the megastar on social media can’t forget the moment he took to Twitter to remind Sonam Kapoor not to have fulfilled his birthday wish. After her birthday, while the actress was busy thanking others who wanted it, Bachchan quickly tweeted: “… and ME… it’s Amitabh Bachchan my dear… I texted you on your birthday and you never answered… aaarrrgghh !! ” Even Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Akshay Kumar have been reprimanded for not having answered his birthday wishes.

On the occasion of his 79th birthday, we hope that Amitabh Bachchan’s EF (extended family) on social media continues to grow and that he continues to add many tweets and share words of wisdom.