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MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan out, Aishwarya Rai in?
If reports are to be believed, Aishwarya Rai could replace her father-in-law as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati on Sony channel.
According to Mumbai Mirror, Kaun Banega Crorepati will back on air in the next two months after its eighth season in 2014.
The report says that the channel has approached Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit to become as the new host of the show.
“Mr Bachchan’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya is among those who has been approached to take over as quiz master for season nine. The channel is in talks with both Madhuri and Aishwarya,’’ the report quotes a source as saying.
The channel wants to bring some novelty to the show by roping in a female celebrity as its host, says the report.
Amitabh has hosted this general knowledge-based show since its inauguration on Star Plus in 2000 except for its season three when Shah Rukh Khan hosted it.