The much awaited new Shah Rukh Khan gameshow to be aired on STAR Plus later this year, will also have a version that will entertain viewers on Tamil sibling STAR Vijay.
‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ will dole out Rs 50 million as prize money for the winner of the Hindi show.
Bulldog Media & Entertainment has licenced the international format from Mark Burnett Productions, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, to STAR Plus and STAR Vijay.
STAR India CEO Uday Shankar said, “We feel a sense of pride looking back at the accomplishments of Star Plus, but at the same time we also know that we have a responsibility of maintaining that level in keeping our audience entertained.”
Commenting on his involvement in this project, Khan said: “I have been trying to work for children for some time now and I۪m glad I got this opportunity. I am doing this for my children and all the children in the country.”
In order to win the prize money, a contestant is required to answer 10 questions on various subjects including history, mathematics and sciences.
There will be four different formats of questions – direct answers, true/false, multiple choice and also audio-visual.
The set will be that of a classroom and there will be five 5th graders to join the contestant in the class. If the contestant is eliminated, he will have to admit he is not as smart as a 5th grader, which, Khan describes, will be “Funnily embarrassing.”