Amitabh Bachchan to battle Shah Rukh on TV

It seems the cold war between superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan is about to be reignited. Zee TV have approached Amitabh Bachchan to host a television game show that would rival Star Plus’s upcoming quiz show; Shah Rukh Khan anchored Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?

A source says, “Punit Goenka, son of Zee TV’s head honcho, Subhash Chandra Agarwal, has been repeatedly meeting Bachchan since the past few days. Punit is very keen that Zee kills the Star Plus show.” However, the show will not be shown in the same time slot, “Bachchan is in no mood to pursue his competition with SRK. He has made it clear to Punit that he will not do the show if Zee TV plans to pitch it around the same time,” confirms the source.

“There has never been an open fight between Bachchan and SRK. So there is no question of patch up. But yes, friction had developed between the two when SRK grabbed KBC 3, which was originally meant for Bachchan. A long time has passed since then and both have moved on in their life. Bachchan doesn’t want to revive those unpleasant old memories again and have constant comparisons drawn out in the press if both shows go on air around the same time,” continues the source.