Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, titled by fans as Yuvasamrat Nagarjuna, will host the Telugu version of popular quiz TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati. It is being telecasted on the name Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu in Telugu. Already the screening questionnaire is being telecasted requesting the audience and interested participants to send their response before the specified closing date to the numbers mentioned.
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 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 Shah Rukh 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 Kannada version by Kannada Version was hosted by actor Puneeth Rajkumar.