Chennai: Actor Radhika Sarathkumar, known for her popularity among South television audience through her chart topping fiction shows, marks her TV debut as game show host with the Tamil Version of popular quiz game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The global first all women KBC format titled in Tamil as ‘Kodeeswari’ is scheduled for airing on Colors Tamil shortly.
Amitabh Bachchan who has been the host of Hindi KBC and man behind the popularity of KBC format among Indian audience, congratulated and sent his wishes to the actor on becoming the first woman ever to host the show among its many versions globally.
Based on the UK show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Contestants are invited to the ‘hot seat’ after a ‘fastest finger first’ round and the contestants cross each stage by answering general knowledge questions.
This is not the first time that KBC has got a regional version in India. There have been Bhojpuri, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, and Malayalam versions as well.
Radikaa has shared the screen with Amitabh Bachchan in Laal Badshah and Aaj Ka Arjun.
Congratulating Radhikaa, Big B said on his show, “There are several reasons that you need to be congratulated upon. You are going to be the first woman host of KBC,not just in our country but also in the history of this show, nationally and internationally, the contestants are all going to be women. This is just unique and encouraging butalso, reassuring and motivating. My good wishes to you, and all the contestants. Kodeeshwari! All the very best, Radhikaa ji. May you always excel, as you have, in your career as well.”
Sharing the video, Radhikaa’s husband tweeted, “Dear Radhika it is indeed one more feather in the cap for you for becoming the first woman to host the prestigious KBC both nationally and internationally exclusively for women and being appreciated by the greatest star Amitabhji ”
Dear Radika it is indeed one more feather in the cap for you for becoming the first woman to host the prestigious KBC both nationally and internationally exclusively for women and being appreciated by the greatest star Amitabhji @realradikaa @SrBachchan #ColorsTV pic.twitter.com/d5nX1E5wXA
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) November 9, 2019