Exciting news, the fifth season of the popular stunt reality show, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, is all set to make a comeback to your television screen! However, the Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, will not be hosting the show due to his prior commitments with his films. While there were rumors of John Abraham or Ajay Devgn being his replacement, the makers have finally zeroed on director Rohit Shetty.
Rohit, who has set his macho image with his big biceps and the very famous flying-cars sequences in his flicks, will be seen encouraging the contestants to take the dare. Fear does not discriminate: it knows no gender; it sees no bias. Keeping this in mind, this season of Khatron Ke Khiladi brings together a mix of male and female contestants who are bound together by their elemental fears. Let’s take a look at them:
Most famous for his thappar that lands the culprits in CID headquarters ‘Directly’ and makes them confess their crime, Dayanand Shetty a.k.a. Daya is Indian television’s Superman. His strength is not to be questioned of, but will he be able to do all the stunts like a daredevil would be an interesting watch.
Etched in public’s memory as the strong ‘Pratigya’, lead from Star Plus’ Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya, Pooja Gor hosts Life OK’s crime based series, Savdhaan India these days. Cashing on her image of a strong feminine, the makers of Fear Factor have signed the actress as one of the contestants in the show. Whether she is physically strong or just a fluff will only be seen in the show.
Remember ‘Thangabali’ from the Chennai Express? Yes, the tall and strong-built guy was none other than the macho man, Nikitn Dheer. Not just Chennai Express, the guy has played antagonists in superhit movies like Jodha Akbar, Ready and Dabangg 2 too. With something as popular as Fear Factor, Nikitin now has a bigger chance to show his virile personality.
The always-bubbly and mastikhor Mahii Vij has been confirmed for the show too. A household name, Mahii made her mark with Colors’ Laagi Tujhse Lagan and carries the glory of winning the fifth season of Nach Baliye with her husband, Jay Bhanusali, too. Will she succeed in winning this show too is one awaited question.
Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tandon
While Gauahar Khan recently won the seventh season of Bigg Boss, her love affair with co-contestant Kushal Tandon was a highlight of the show. Even after the show, ‘the couple’ was seen holidaying in Goa and have confirmed of their togetherness. By getting them into the show, the makers have made a safe bet as audiences want to see more of ‘the couple’.
But how will the love-birds react once they will be pitted against each other?
Salman Yusuf Khan
One of the most famous participants of this season, Salman’s ticket to fame was the first season of Dance India Dance. He had won the season and has since then shown his choreography skills in Jhalak Dikhla Ja too. Apart from that, he was seen in his guru Remo D’Souza’s dance movie ABCD too.
Famous for his affairs with female partners on Jhalak Dikhla Ja, Salman’s flexible body will surely a plus point for him. But will he have an affair in this show too? We will wait and watch!
Most famous for her role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion, Mugdha Godse is a known face. A model turned actress, she has also been seen in many Madhur Bhandarkar movies and is now in the list of the participants.
A popular face for his comedy as well as serous acting, Ranvir Shorey, will be seen trying his luck in small screen with Fear Factor. He has made his mark in Bollywood with his supporting roles in movies like Singh Is King, Heroine, Bheja Fry and others and is married to actress Konkona Sen Sharma. However, how sporty this talented actor is will only be seen in the show.
Another Bollywood actor whom the makers have roped in for the show is Rajneesh Duggal. A model turned actor, Rajneesh is best remembered for his role opposite famous Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor and its bombing at the box-office. The movie was disaster of sorts, compelling him to debut on small screen.
Currently playing the role of Ram in Life OK’s musical drama Ram-Leela, the actor will have to transform from the drama mode to some serious action mode for Fear Factor.
Rochelle Maria Rao
To add some tadka in the show, the makers have signed the hot Rochelle Maria. A former Femina Miss India International, Rochelle has been an IPL host too. However, she has a different role this time. She will actually have to play the game and not just talk about it. Will she be able to pull the role? We will see!
Last but not the least, is the stunt-woman of Bollywood – Geeta Tandon – who has done numerous deadly bike stunts, jumped from building rooftops for many films.
Well, given the theme of the show, Geeta will definitely give a tough competition to her co-contestants!
Scheduled to go on air by the end of March or April, the fifth season of the show will be shot in South Africa for over two months. The stars are getting in shape for yet another exciting season. So, are you ready for the thrill?