'Kaun Banega Crorepati' gets its contestant number 1,000

New Delhi: Reality game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC), which was launched in 2000, welcomed its thousandth contestant recently.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been hosting the show since its launch - barring the third season - introduced medical student Syed Murtuza Hashmi from Hyderabad as the 1,000th contestant on KBC, read a statement.

His brother Syed Mustfa had participated in the sixth season and had reached a payout of Rs.25 lakh, but after giving the wrong answer, he went back with a smaller amount.

The Indian version of internationally popular 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' is currently in the eighth season and is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Rani Mukerji have made their appearances on the ongoing season already.

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