Adrenaline-pumping action is set to return to Colors TV with an exotic new location and a surprise new host.
The network’s all-new season of Khatron Ke Khiladi – the Indian adaptation of the hit US reality show ‘Fear Factor’ – is travelling to Argentina in 2016 and helming the show will be non other than Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor.
14 unsuspecting contestants will prep for an expedition of a lifetime and the adventure is sure to draw on all their reserves of courage.
The bigger surprise is Arjun Kapoor, who replaces Rohit Shetty as host and is sure to bring his unique sense of humour and happy-go-lucky attitude to the show.
Despite hailing from one Bollywood’s biggest acting dynasties, the Kapoor has had his fair share of struggles – not least issues surrounding weight and fitness – to emerge in recent years as one of the brightest young talents in the business.
Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS said: “If television is about mass appeal, Khatron Ke Khiladi is its ambassador, as it brings together the perfect blend of fun, action and entertainment delivered through an eclectic, and often mind-boggling combination of stunt and visuals. And, the one actor who stands in absolute tandem with all these aspects is Arjun Kapoor.
“His versatility – be it through explosive action or a distinct sense of humour – coupled with his widespread appeal among audiences across age-groups make him the ideal choice for Khatron Ke Khiladi. As we kick off an all-new season, we welcome Arjun Kapoor into the COLORS family and look forward to raising the levels of entertainment manifold”, Nayak said.
For his part, Kapoor says he “loves action in all its formats”.
“Be it daredevil stunts or intense action sequences in my films, the thrill and adrenalin rush which accompanies a well-planned stunt is an experience which cannot be put into words. With Khatron Ke Khiladi, I’m not only going to be performing stunts, but will also be involved in designing them and watching them come alive. And with the peeda and keeda concept, I’m definitely looking forward to having some mad fun with the contestants in Argentina.”
The men and women Kapoor will stretch to their limits this year include Tanishaa Mukherji, Sidharth Shukla, Vivan Bathena and Sana Saeed, real-life television couple Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij, model Parvathy Omanakuttan, Indian hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki, telly actors Aishwarya Sakhuja, Tina Dutta and Himanshoo Malhotra, and dancing stalwarts Faisal Khan, Mukti Mohan and Raghav Juyal.