The season is making a comeback after three years on Sony Entertainment Television.
As per the industry source, the new season will not only be more thrilling and high on technology, it will see some exciting changes like video calling a friend to getting a partner to tag along with you and a jackpot question.
Amitabh Bachchan recently began shooting for KBC and took to Twitter to post pictures of the sets.
T 2509 - KBC on !! 2 back to back rehearsals .. and then to another studio for प्रार्थना की शुद्धता ! just back ।। and now Ef की शुद्धता pic.twitter.com/5cd8XR7sOq— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2017
The overall format of the show remains the same but the makers have added new elements. The source further added, “Also this season, the expert advice has been done away with and a new lifeline jodidaar (partner) will be included. The contestants will get a chance to get any of their trusted friends to accompany them on the show. The partner will be seated in the audience and can help the contestant once during the course of the show.”
The ninth season will have more questions in an hour and faster in terms of time given to the contestant to answer and also cut away the unwanted drama. The season will also be for a shorter time period, airing only for six weeks (30 episodes).
As for the prize money, the contestants get to win seven crores but with a twist. “After managing to cross the one crore mark, the contestant will be given an option to try and win seven crores with a jackpot question. If they choose to go ahead, they would be stripped of their lifelines, and it would be mandatory for them to answer the question. It would be a risky move, for if they give a wrong answer, their prize money would drop down to a certain level.”
Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 will air at 9 pm, Monday-Friday from mid-September.
The registration for KBC 9 began in June and as per sources, it is said to have broken all records with more than 19.8 million entries.