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KBC 8 : Priyanka Chopra to be on the hot seat

Mumbai, Aug 7 (): Actress Priyanka Chopra will be soon seen seated on the hot seat of the current eighth season of popular television quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC 8) hosted by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

The eighth season of the game show was launched in a grand style on Saturday, Aug 2, by Amitabh Bachchan in Surat, the diamond city of India.

The 32-year-old actress will be seen in one of the forthcoming episodes of ‘KBC 8′ as a star contestant. The telecast date of that particular episode is not yet revealed. Priyanka is currently busy in promoting her upcoming movie, Mary Kom.

Mary Kom is based on the life of Olympic boxer Mary Kom. The biopic on sports drama is directed by Omung Kumar. Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mary Kom is all set to be released on September 5. So, Priyanka will surely make use of the opportunity of appearing in the show as a good chance to promote her movie.

Earlier, Priyanka had taken the hot seat of the show in the third season along with actress Kareena Kapoor. The third season of the show was hosted by Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan.

The eighth season of the Kaun Banega Crorepati, (KBC 8) will start from 17th of August on Sony TV. This time the prize money for the show is Rs.7 crore, and Big B has tagged a line to the show as “Kaun Banega Mahacrorepati”.

Plans for the premiere episode went on in a manner such that Hrithik Roshan was to perform in the inaugural episode of the upcoming season of Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, but the actor could not turn up for the show.

Instead, budding comedian Kapil Sharma came to the stage to entertain the audience as always. It is the first time Kapil Sharma is appearing on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. But, Amitabh has appeared for the promotions of his film Bhootnath Returns in Kapil Sharma’s show.