After setting the ‘hot-seat’ on fire during the incredible run of Kaun Banega Crorepati 3, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to make a comeback on the silver screen to host a new game show, which is said to be based on the hit 20th Century Fox Television game series, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.
“Shah Rukh will be hosting the Indian version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, the biggest reality show of the past year in the US, which will be produced by Synergy Adlabs,” Siddhartha Basu, head of Synergy Adlabs, says.
Sources close to the development say that Khan is likely to give away Rs 50 million as prize money for the winner.
Although the name of the show is yet to be finalized, sources report that it will be a direct Hindi translation of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? or Bade Hue To Kya Hua?
“Star Plus is launching a new show with Shah Rukh Khan as host. We will announce details of format and prizes shortly,” says Star Plus EVP and GM Keertan Adyanthaya.
Apart from the huge check that winners will be getting, Shah Rukh is also sure to get a nice amount, keeping in mind that he charged 1 crore per episode of the epic series, Kaun Banega Crorepati.
It is also being said that Shah Rukh will also be hosting the new season of the game show.
“Synergy Adlabs had entered into a contract with Star Television for five KBC seasons last year. We have atleast four seasons remaining. According to the agreement, SRK will feature in the season four.”