Itâ€™s not the Big B or SRK who are in the race for the hot seat of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepatiâ€™s third season this year. If rumours are to be believed, then the lambi race ka ghoda has turned out to be none other than apunka Lakhan, Anil Kapoor.
The actor wowed the world with his act as a game show host in Danny Boyleâ€™s Slumdog Millionaire and now Sony Television, which has bought the rights of KBC instead of Star TV, is trying to cash in on his popularity.
â€œInitially, the channel was thinking of getting Salman Khan to host the quiz show since they had already signed him under a three-year contract for their game show Dus Ka Dum. But since the show didnâ€™t do as well as they expected and they had already paid Salman, they thought they would get him to host KBC. Now after seeing Anil Kapoorâ€™s performance in Slumdog Millionaire, the channel is trying to get him on board in order to raise their TRPs,â€ said a source.
When BT SMSed Anil Kapoor for confirmation of the same, he preferred to maintain silence.