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Nagarjuna to host Telugu KBC

It's official! Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of popular quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). Titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" in Telugu, the show will go on air from mid-June.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 12:14:03 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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It's official! Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of popular quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC). Titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" in Telugu, the show will go on air from mid-June.

"Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of KBC. He was selected amongst 38 popular names that were considered to host the show. After rigorous selection process, we have zeroed in on Nagarjuna who we think will do complete justice to the show," Nimagada Prasad, chairman, MAA TV, told IANS.

The show will be similar along the lines of original KBC, with a cash prize of Rs.1 crore. It will be aired on MAA TV.

"The show is likely to go on air from June onwards, and it will be more or less similar to the original," he added.

An elated Nagarjuna said, "The show will realize the dreams of common man. Everybody deserves an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. This show will provide a platform for such people realize their dreams".

In Tamil, KBC has been hosted by Suriya and Prakash Raj.A

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have hosted the Hindi versions of the show so far. Its Bengali version was hosted by cricketer Sourav Ganguly, Bhojpuri by actor Shatrughan Sinha an Kannada version by Kannada Version of Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Actor Puneeth Rajkumar.

--Indo-Asian News

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Posted on: 19 April 2014 at 10:52am
Nice. Hope they churn out some interesting episodes and Nag to add some charm as a host too.

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