It was abruptly ended by STAR Plus after the host Amitabh Bachchan fell ill in 2006. Bachchan announced he would return after he recovered, but Shahrukh Khan covered for him in 2007.The new 2007 series began airing on January 22, 2007. Phone lines opened from December 22, 2006, 8PM. The key sponsors of the new series are AirTel, Unit Trust of India (UTI Mutual Funds) and ITC.They also have a thinking cap for help signed by Shahrukh Khan. The show ended on April 19, 2007 with a special finale.
As in the UK version, the contestants must undergo an initial roundof "Fastest Finger First", in which the host introduces the ten contestants of the episode and asks them all the same question. The contestants must then arrange the answers in the order described inthe question. The contestant that places the four options in the correct order in the fastest time gets the chance to go on the "hotseat".
All contestants must be over the age of 18 and a citizenof India in order to be eligible. The person must not be a former "Kaun Banega Crorepati" contestant and, as defined in the Income Tax Act, 1961, must also be a resident of India.
At the hotseat,the contestant is asked a series of general knowledge questions consistently rising in difficulty with every question. Each question has four options with only one correct answer. The contestant wins acertain amount of money with each correct answer, and may choose to give up and retain the money they have already won if they decide not to answer the currently shown question.
The money won aftereach question is roughly doubled from the previous amount won, exponentially increasing the amount won after each correct answer until the contestant reaches the final question, after which they winthe maximum prize (currently 2 crores).
A contestant can use a lifeline when s/he is undecided about which answer is correct. A lifeline can only be used once.
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