Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary face of Bollywood, recently bid a heartfelt farewell to his enduring role as the esteemed host of the iconic television show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC). After an impressive 23-year stint as the quiz show’s face, Bachchan announced his departure with deep emotion in a video shared across Sony Television’s official social media channels.
A Star-Studded Finale
The poignant farewell unfolded during the grand finale of the 15th season of KBC, graced by notable guests like Sheela Devi, Avinash Bharti, Sharmila Tagore, Vidya Balan, and Sara Ali Khan. As the final episode reached its conclusion, a special message from the show’s team played, reminiscing about decades-old memories and featuring compilations of the most unforgettable moments.
A Tearful Goodbye
In a tearful goodbye, the 81-year-old icon expressed his sentiments, stating, “Deviyon aur sajjano, ab hum ja rahay hain aur kal se yeh manch abh nahi sajega,” translating to, “Ladies and gentlemen, now I am leaving, and from tomorrow, this stage will no longer be adorned. I cannot gather the courage to say goodbye; neither do I have the courage nor the heart to say it.”
A Journey Through the Years
“Kaun Banega Crorepati,” the Hindi adaptation of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise, commenced with Amitabh Bachchan as the host in its initial seasons. Although Shah Rukh Khan briefly took over in the third installment, Bachchan later returned and continued to host the show until its conclusion.
The End of an Era
The farewell marked the end of an era for KBC, and Bachchan’s emotional moment resonated with fans who had followed his journey as the host over the years. The show’s team conveyed a touching message, and nostalgic compilations celebrated the iconic moments that had become an integral part of Indian television.
Reflecting on a 23-Year Legacy
As we bid adieu to this 23-year legacy, let’s reflect on the unforgettable moments and the impact of Amitabh Bachchan’s contribution to “Kaun Banega Crorepati.”
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