COLORS announces the Action Thriller of the Year starring an ensemble cast of Ranvir Shorey, Nikitin Dheer, Mugdha Godse, Dayanand Shetty, Rajniesh Duggall, Rochelle Maria Rao, Gauahar Khan, Kushal Tandon, Pooja Gor, Mahhi Vij, Salman Khan and Geeta Tandon.
Mumbai, 31 January, 2014: When fear joins hands with entertainment, it makes for a deadly combination and becomes truly ‘dhamakedaar!’ Such is the power of COLORS’ upcoming show “Khatron Ke Khiladi” where celebrity contestants will not only have to face their primal fears but also conquer them. This season, Khatron Ke Khiladi will transform into a ‘Darr Ka Blockbuster’ where the popular celebrity contestants will endeavor to overcome their deepest phobias under the expert guidance of Bollywood’s ace action entertainer Rohit Shetty, who will bring in his unique celluloid vision to raise the action – entertainment quotient of the show. Produced by Endemol India Pvt. Ltd, Khatron Ke Khiladi will be shot in picturesque locales of South Africa and will soon premiere on COLORS in the summer of 2014.
Commenting on the launch of a new season, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said, “At COLORS, we have always been trendsetters and genre breakers in the industry, presenting world class entertainment to our audiences. From Jhalak Dikhla Jaa to 24 to Bigg Boss to Comedy Nights With Kapil, we have consistently showcased path breaking shows that have redefined television. After a gap of two years, we are back again with an adrenalin charged season that will make for an explosive entertainment viewing.”
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. Some of the contestants who will be seen trying to conquer their phobias include the famed actor known for his versatility Ranvir Shorey, reckoned anti-hero Nikitin Dheer, stunning diva Mugdha Godse, door-crashing expert Dayanand Shetty, ladies’ man Rajniesh Duggall, gorgeous cricket commentator Rochelle Maria Rao, Bigg Boss Seaon 7 winner Gauahar Khan, television’s angry young heartthrob Kushal Tandon, popular television crusader Pooja Gor, television’s diva Mahhi Vij, ace dancer turned actor Salman Yusuff Khan and Bollywood’s real action heroine Geeta Tandon.
Speaking about roping in Rohit Shetty for the show, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head – COLORS, said, “Much like Khatron Ke Khiladi, Rohit Shetty and his cinematic-style can be defined as the perfect amalgamation of action and entertainment. His superlative approach to all things action has made him the undisputable maestro in the world of action entertainment – on the big screen and now, on television. With each stunt that will be exclusively curated by him, Rohit Shetty will encourage contestants to surpass expectations beyond boundaries and raise the bar of action. He will guide and lead the contestants as the formidable Guru of Action by creating a path with specially designed stunts that will keep the audiences glued to their television screens week-after-week.”
Speaking about what contestants can expect from him as he turns mentor for Khatron Ke Khiladi, Action Maestro, Rohit Shetty, said, “ Khatron Ke Khiladi brings alive the two core strengths ingrained in my DNA: action and entertainment. My key focus through the show is about being a stunt architect, making contestants push their boundaries and overcome their fears on the challenges put forth by me. Also while I have always directed action, this show gives me an opportunity to take on some interesting stunts head on, inspire the contestants to perform better and experience the thrill associated with it. I am excited to be a part of this show and look forward to enjoying this new experience.”
Elaborating on the format change in this season, Deepak Dhar, Managing Director – Endemol India Pvt Ltd, said, “Khatron Ke Khiladi is Endemol’s most adrenalin-charged format. The shows strong production values and thrilling entertainment have enthralled audiences across the world over multiple seasons. While previous seasons have showcased hosts with their haseenas and handsome hunks, this season will see a brand new format where the male and female contestants will compete with each other on an equal footing , to face their fears head on to see who will emerge as winner .”
So gear up and experience Darr Ka Blockbuster scorching your television screens like never before, as the celebrity contestants try to overcome their elemental fears and stand tall to Rohit Shetty’s challenge on Khatron Ke Khiladi
Stay tuned to COLORS this summer with your Ticket to the “Darr ka Blockbuster…”