Since so many years (KBC began in the year 2000, so it’s been a good 17 years!) we’ve been wondering as to what does Amitabh Bachchan see on his computer screen? What do those multiple gigantic screens in front of him say? Does he know the answers? Does he know the fate of every contestant? Many of our questions have finally been answered.
One of the contestants of the current season named Abhinav Pandey has revealed a lot about the show. Apparently, Abhinav sat right behind the host Amitabh Bachchan during the ‘Fastest Finger First round’ on the show and also made it to the hot seat. “I was one of the lucky persons who got the opportunity to be on the prestigious hot seat of Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 9, and I can answer this well,” he wrote on Quora.
Here’s what Abhinav posted on Quora about his experience at the show. “Big B’s ‘Computer Ji’ may be responsive i.e. he does have some rights to skip some content or even operate the process a little bit. However, the real computer operator who sets the questions, timers, etc, sits on another place.”
He further shared, “A contestant’s computer is unresponsive i.e. he can’t skip or flip the content shown on the screen. A typical computer screen of Bachchan sir consists of current questions, all options, winning streak, used and unused life lines. In the middle of the show, in case, Mr Bachchan forgets details like name, place, job, village or companions of a particular contestant, he can get all the data by altering the screen option or on the another big screen placed diagonally to the hot seat.”
“Unlike popular belief, Bachchan sir doesn’t know the correct answer before he utters the popular three words – “Lock kar diya jaye”. It’s only after locking the answer, that his screen shows the correct answer, along with the incorrect answer and the details of the respective correct answer. To alert candidates from wrong answers are just a good gesture by the celebrity host.”
“Whenever a candidate opts for the ‘Phone a Friend’ lifeline, Big B’s screen shows the names and details of the ‘Phone a friend’ nominees. A timer on his screen provides the interval breaks. Though the breaks can be prolonged by the will of the host. Both the screens (Hot seat and Bachchan sir’s) are kept off during the ‘Fastest Finger First round.’