SRK to host new game show on STAR


New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) After hosting the hugely successful television game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 3" (KBC) on STAR Plus, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be back as host of a new reality game show for the channel.

The yet-to-be-titled show is formatted on "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader", a US-based game show featuring adult contestants facing questions picked directly from the textbooks of first standard till fifth graders.

Siddhartha Basu, head of Synergy Adlabs, confirming the news, told IANS: "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."

"We are doing a show with Shah Rukh and it is being produced by Synergy Adlabs," said Keertan Adyantha, general manager and EVP, STAR Plus.

Asked to elaborate, Basu said: "All details will be announced next week."

This is the second time Synergy Adlabs will be producing a reality game show based on an international format. Their first venture was KBC.

According to reports, Shah Rukh will also host the fourth season of KBC.