Global TV Formats

December 31, 2006 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Bollywood, Entertainment, Globalization | 1 Comment

Of course I knew that Who wants to be a millionaire is a format that is aired globally. But little had I expected that the Indian show is presented by the majestic Amitabh Bachchan! Look at this:

Amitabh Bachchan

Seems like Big B is planning to resign from Kaun banega crorepati* – SRK is the proposed replacement! I don’t think he would stand a chance, he’s simply not old enough yet (age-wise, yes, looks-wise, no!). Read more on Neha Kumar’s blog.

*) Kaun means who (“Kaun hai?” is a frequently asked question in Bollywood films whenever the heartthrob passes a group of people of the opposite gender), and crorepati, according to my research means wealthy; banega must then be some equivalent of ‘wants to be’.

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  1. Hey Jana,

    Bang on!!! 😀

    You got all the translations correct! 😀

    Crorepati actually is hindi word for a millionaire.

    Good work… nice work… and ya, Amitabh is certainly a legend 😀


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