Suriya to host Tamil KBC – Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, Stills and Video


Suriya Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi Poster

We revealed earlier Suriya to host Tamil KBC in Vijay TV.Read More… Now it’s official! Actor Suriya is all set to don the hat of quizmaster for the Tamil version of popular reality game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Titled as ‘Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi’ (You can also win 1 Crore), with the tagline- ‘A question can change your life’, the show is slated to go on air from the third week of February 2012.

Regional and English language newspapers across the State carried huge advertisements announcing that Suriya would be hosting the much-expected show. Walls across Chennai and elsewhere in the State were splashed with posters screaming that actor Suriya (clad in executive suit) would be hosting the show. And hold your breath! The actor has been paid a bomb by Vijay TV, which is buzzed to be as big as Rs1 crore per day of his call sheet.

It is said that Ilayathalapathy Vijay was Vijay TV’s first choice to host the programme, but in a last-minute shuffle, Suriya was brought on board.

KBC became very famous the world over when Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan hosted more than a decade back on a Hindi channel. The programme not only bailed Big B out of his financial mess but also made him a household name in the nook and corner of the country and elsewhere.

To match up with the image of KBC, a huge set is being erected.

Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi Promo Video

K Sriram, General Manager, Vijay TV, stated, “We aired the first season of ‘KBC’ and the third season, which was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, as dubbed versions on our channels when it aired on STAR Plus. Back then, it was different. Now, the time has come when Vijay TV took the lead, with this being the first international format that would hit Tamil television screens. We are proud that we have managed to rope in Suriya as the host. Easily, he is the biggest USP of this show. This programme will be the game-changer not only for Vijay TV but also for Tamil television.”

Suriya who is currently busy shooting with KV Anand’s Maatraan at the moment, is trying to make sure that none of his film shoots get affected with this.

“He (Suriya) has been undergoing training sessions for the show at AVM studio in Vadapalani for a few days now. He’d shoot in the mornings and would rush off to shoot his film with K V Anand in the evenings.”, a source said.

No doubt Suriya would be as fluent on small-screen the same way he has managed to get a strangle-hold on big-screen!

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