The wait is over. Friday August 5th, saw the launch of KBC2 in India. The entire nation had waited for Amitabh Bachchan & KBC 2 on Star Plus.

Starting today, the second edition of the show that became an international phenomenon, Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 (KBC 2) episode 1 will air on Star Plus in the Middle East.

"We are very excited to bring this show to our loyal STAR Plus viewers in the Middle East. The transmission dates had to be pushed forward by a week for the Middle East due to unavoidable circumstances. However, I'm sure our viewers will be extremely thrilled to know that they can enjoy the sheer excitement that only Amitabh Bachan can bring to this programme. The first episode of KBC2 will air in the Middle East from today and we are working towards catching up with the India telecast within the next few weeks. This will mean that Middle East will soon be watching the same episode as India", said Saadia Bokhari, Deputy General manager, STAR Middle East Ltd.

KBC2 will air on Fridays, Saturday's and Sunday's in the Middle East at 19:30 (UAE time) on STAR Plus. There will be no repeats of the show.

Play KBC 2 from home & win

While crorepatis will walk away with the mega bucks, the viewers who loved and enjoyed the game show from the confines of their homes now can also play and win. Remember, for KBC 2 lovers Har Seat Hot Seat hai. All that the viewers have to do is get close to the television set in your home and the moment you hear the KBC 2 jingle and host Amitabh Bachchan get ready...before the game begins, the host will ask a question giving 4 options to all those watching KBC 2 from home. Rush in your answers before the episode ends (that's when the right answer will be announced) to either the MTNL/BSNL landline 1904 424 7827 followed by the option number (01 or 02 or 03 or 04) or SMS 'KBC' to 646 followed by the option number (01 or 02 or 03 or 04). Through a Random Computer Draw the winner of the day will be selected. This winner will get Rs. 2 lakhs for participating in the Har Seat Hot Seat.

New with four life lines

There are ways and ways to becoming a Crorepati. KBC 2 comes with one huge bonus for this time. While a participant on the hot seat gets 3 lifelines thro' the game, KBC 2 introduces yet another lifeline, the 4th lifeline-Flip. The moment you think any one of your questions cannot be answered just ask for the Flip. The host will give you yet another question and lo and behold! that may be your answer to the jackpot.

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