Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is back with the latest edition of ' Kaun Banega Crorepati,' recently talked about his 17-year long association with it and also revealed the reason that motivates him to take up the game show season after season.
Speaking at the launch of the ninth season, Big B said, "The opportunity I get to meet people of this country that we hear about, we read about, thanks to the media, but we never actually get an opportunity to meet them live and for me that becomes a very realistic moment. When I can shake hands with them, when I can sit across the table virtually and listen to their stories and feel for them."
"It's a very emotional moment when you hear the kind of hardships they go through. Whether it is a young girl, who has been prevented from being educated because she is going to be married off. You feel extremely sad for them but defying those social norms that may have been prevalent in their lives or villages for so many years and to fight them and to come out and sit in front of me on that hot seat and to be able to narrate those moments and then succeed in fulfilling their vision is so inspiring."
The ' PINK' star also recounted the story of a girl who appeared on KBC. He said he once met a girl on the show whose father wished to marry her off. The 74-year-old went on to add that it was quite inspiring to see the young girl win Rs. 25 lakhs on the show and then show the cheque to her father.
He further said that whenever a script like that of 'Pink' comes before him, he doesn't think twice.
"Because I know the kind of circumstances that women in our country, particularly young women, go through every day. And in some way, if I can put this message across through this show about them defying social norms, which have been pressurised upon them, I think that is a great feeling which makes me keep coming back all the time."
The senior Bachchan also commented on recent verdict on triple talaq and said, "The judgement speaks for itself and we can't argue with the law of our country."
The ninth edition of the KBC will go on air from 28 August.