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Sep 6, 2012
Sep 6, 2012

Knowledge is key in new “Kaun Banega Crorepati” season

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Amitabh Bachchan returns as the host of “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC) this weekend, hoping to woo viewers of the popular reality TV show with a new time slot and a fresh advertising campaign.

The hugely popular Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has been one of the top-rated television shows in the country but has faced criticism that it is selling “poverty porn”.

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Bollywood Chat: Aamir Khan on ‘Satyamev Jayate’

MUMBAI (Reuters) – It’s 10.30 on a Friday night — an unlikely hour for an interview. But Aamir Khan has been busy the whole day, shooting for the Bollywood film “Dhoom 3″ and then appearing on a news channel programme about his TV show “Satyamev Jayate”.

Khan took time off to talk to Reuters about what “Satyamev Jayate” has meant for him, what he hopes it will achieve and whether he fancies himself a good Samaritan.

Jul 31, 2012

Aamir Khan takes on real crusades in ‘Satyamev Jayate’

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Over the last decade Aamir Khan has saved villagers from an oppressive tax, led a movement against corruption, educated parents about learning disabilities and fought India’s flawed education system.

But that was all in the movies.

Khan, one of India’s biggest Bollywood stars, is now taking on real-life crusades.

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      "Shilpa covers Bollywood and entertainment for Reuters India since 2008. She has previously worked with DNA and the Press Trust of India, covering train blasts in Mumbai, a constitutional crisis in Goa and protests in New Delhi. On Twitter, she's @shilpajay."
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