Star India has revamped its Kannada GEC Star Suvarna with the launch of the third season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, the Kannada edition of Who wants to be a Millionaire or Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The third season hosted by actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind starts in June 2018.
Since January 2018, the channel has launched new fiction shows – Muddu Lakshmi and Bili Hendthi and a daily reality show Pyate Hudugir Halli Life - S4. Kannadada Kotyadhipati is coming back on the TV screens after a gap of almost six years.
In its first two seasons in 2012 and 2013, it was the most-watched show in Kannada. Star Suvarna is planning to strengthen the line-up with two new fiction launches along with Kannadada Kotyadhipati’s launch.
Kevin Vaz, CEO, South Entertainment Channels, Star India, said, “Star Suvarna is known to provide differentiated and wholesome family entertainment and we are excited to bring Kannadada Kotyadhipati back to the viewers. We are confident that with Aravind as the host and the new feature, ‘Play Along’, this show will engage viewers very well, and Star Suvarna will flourish to become Kannadigas’ favourite channel yet again.”
Aravind has worked in movies across five languages as an actor, producer and director. Beyond films, Aravind has also won people’s hearts as TV show anchor, motivational speaker, TEDx presenter and social worker.
With a promise of making common man a ‘Kotyadhipati’, the show has been a big draw among viewers across markets irrespective of gender and age groups. This season, with the advent of technology and features like ‘play along’, the show gets closer to its viewers as never before as it gives viewers an opportunity to participate and get rewarded from the comfort of their homes.
The show is being produced by Siddharth Basu of Big Synergy, widely known as the Father of quiz on Indian TV.
Basu said, “Kannadada Kotyadhipati remains the most-loved show as anyone can win here irrespective of background, education, caste, provided (s)he is empowered by knowledge. The stringent processes are practiced to ensure fairness, which enhances the credibility of the show”.
The show is in line with Star Suvarna’s commitment towards providing thought-provoking and entertaining content to its viewers. The registration lines to participate in the show, now closed, were open for 10 days, receiving an overwhelming response from the aspirants.