Sourav Ganguly started shooting for the Bengali version of popular quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, from 2 June 2011. The KBC Bangla is known as “Ke Hobe Banglar Kotipoti” and will see the former Indian Cricket Captain hosting it. It will be telecast on weekdays from 9 pm onwards on Mahuua Bangla.
Sourav Ganguly will be shooting for the game show in Kolkata at the Rajarhat Studio and will be sharing the set with Shatrughan Sinha. The hotseat was initially offered to superstars of Tollywood, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Mithun Chakraborty.
Known as ‘Dada’ amongst his fans, Sourav started with his homework by going through the recorded CDs of KBC hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. He also held meeting with quiz master Siddharth Basu and was seen sporting dhuti-panjabi for the outdoor campaigns.
Prior to this, Sourav Ganguly had hosted a game show in Bengali titled ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’ which aired on Zee Bangla.