Here is the first look of the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Called Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, it will be hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Nimagada Prasad, chairman, MAA TV stated that "Nagarjuna will host the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati.. He was selected amongst 38 popular names that were considered to host the show. Following thorough selection process, we have chosen Nagarjuna who we think will do complete justice to the show. The show will be similar along the lines of original Kaun Banega Crorepati, with a cash prize of Rs.1 crore. It will be aired on MAA TV. "The show is likely to go on air from June onwards, and it will be more or less similar to the original," he added.
Nagarjuna said, "The show will realize the dreams of the common man. Everybody deserves an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. This show will provide a platform for such people realize their dreams".
In Tamil, Kaun Banega Crorepati has been hosted by Surya and Prakash Raj. Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan have hosted the Hindi versions of the show so far. Its Bengali version was hosted by cricketer Sourav Ganguly, Bhojpuri by actor Shatrughan Sinha and the Kannada version was hosted by actor Puneeth Rajkumar.
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