They told me not to do television: Amitabh Bachchan

Bachchan has become synonymous with Kaun Banega Crorepati for almost two decades, but the mega star says he was advised not to make television when it started.

Bachchan says that his arrival on television, as the first superstar to present a program, was more a coincidence than intentional.

It was just a coincidence. The channel came up with this idea. The circumstances were such that everyone felt that I shouldn't go there (on television), especially the people in my house, but I felt that this was something new, Bachchan told reporters.

People, who were in for this show. Had a system. I didn't know about others. I asked them if I could see how it was conducted. We went to England and saw the host there conduct the show. So, I told them if you could give me the same atmosphere that I see in this show then I would like to do it. They gave me that then, he said at the launch of season 11 Kaun Banega Crorepati .

The actor said the channel continues to make innovations in the program format that makes it better.

Every year, there are new innovations that Sony continues to make, making the scenarios look better and creating an atmosphere conducive to the audience, the presenter and the contestants. That requires a lot of work, he said.