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Amitabh Bachchan To Replace Madhuri Dixit As ‘Sutradhar’ Of ‘Life Ok’ Channel

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Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri DixitAmitabh Bachchan who is preparing to host the sixth season of TV game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, will soon be seen in a completely new role on small screen.

Apparently, Sr.Bachchan has replaced Madhuri Dixit as a Sutradhar of ‘Life Ok’ channel and he will start playing his role soon.

Madhuri Dixit has helped the channel to achieve a great success in small time but her one year contract is finishing now and the channel has decided to rope in Amitabh Bachchan to replace her.

Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice of the channel but he was busy with his other professional commitments.

A source related to the channel, says, “We were very keen to have Amitabh Bachchan on board as the sutradhaar when we launched our channel. We felt he was the only show personality who had the gravitas to pull off discussions on weighty social issues. But at that time he was busy with Kaun Banega Crorepati so he couldn’t come on board.”

The source further admitted that although Madhuri was the second choice, her presence surely helped the channel to be a successful.

“We took a gamble on her. Madhuri had been roped in for Sony Entertainment’s dance show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa through the good offices of Ajit Thakur, who was then with Sony. It was Ajit who negotiated with Madhuri to play the sutradhaar for Life Ok when Amitabh Bachchan couldn’t come on board. We felt Madhuri had a certain moral correctness about her. She had it all but she gave it up for marriage and children and left the country. She displayed an exemplary sense of responsibility. So we took a bet on her and it paid off,” told the source.


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