Puneeth Rajkumar: Appaji liked Kaun Banega Crorepati very much

“I am very happy and proud to have got the opportunity to host the show again,” the actor added. Also Read | Kannadada Kotyadipathi reboots with Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar said he feels very responsible when he sits on his chair on the show. Advertising

Having admired Amitabh Bachchan’s anchoring skills, Puneeth Rajkumar was initially nervous as he thought these were big shoes fill. Until he was alive, my father saw all the episodes of that show. And, it was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, an actor who I admire a lot,” Puneeth Rajkumar added. Advertising

Puneeth recently looked back at his journey on the show, which is the Kannada version of Kaun Banega Crorepati, a game show that rebooted the career of Bollywood stalwart Amitabh Bachchan. Raghavendra Rajkumar stood by me until I completed the show,” he recalled, explaining how he overcame his initial jitters. “People come here with Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge) and walk away with Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth),” he said. I was happy that I was able to work with him through this show,” he added. At that time my mother (Parvathamma Rajkumar) encouraged me to take up the show. “When I was offered this show in 2011, the first thing that came to my mind was Appaji (late Dr Rajkumar) liked Kaun Banega Crorepati very much. Not just Amitabh Bachchan, he was also a big fan of Siddhartha Basu. “I was apprehensive about whether or not the show will succeed. After that, my brothers (Shiva Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar) supported me. “I have grown up watching quiz shows by Siddhartha Basu. 0