Colors confirms launch of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ mini-series
After Karishma Tanna walked away with the winning trophy in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 10’ on Sunday, BizAsiaLive.com can confirm that Colors will be launching ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India’, a mini-series.
The desi avatar of the show will be served with a twist of Bollywood and will feature ace ‘Khiladis’ from the previous seasons competing once again and unlocking their biggest fears including the desi boys Karan Wahi and Rithvik Dhanjani, the fun master Harsh Limbachiyaa, the dashing Karan Patel, the drop-dead gorgeous Nia Sharma, the effervescent Jasmin Bhasin, the handsome hunk Aly Goni and the multitalented Jay Bhanushali.
Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head, Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network, Viacom18, said, “At Colors, we are always looking at ways to expand the scope of entertainment for our viewers. The last season of Khatron Ke Khiladi received immense love from our audience which further motivated us to innovate with the content. Staying true to our promise of providing unlimited variety entertainment, we are elated to announce Khatron Ke Khiladi- Made in India that will feature select contestants from the previous seasons with a desi twist.”
The previous season of Khatron Ke Khiladi surpassed all prior expectations and received immense love from the audience. Be it speedy and thrilling action-packed stunts, adrenaline-fueled underwater escapes, or face-offs with ferocious reptiles, the show stayed true to its promise of Darr Lega Class Dega Trass. With Bollywood and Desiness at its core, the extra dose season will be replete with filmy elements and special zones namely Zulm City, Purani Haveli, Golmaal Zone, Tehkhana, Darwaza-e-Dard, and Villain Ka Adda. The zones will be characteristic in terms of look and experience and the stunts performed in these spaces will be handpicked, designed, and directed by Rohit Shetty. Apart from performing some daredevil stunt, the contestants will also be seen reveling in fun antics with a zing of Desi Tadka and Bollywood flavour.
Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, said, “Khatron Ke Khiladi has always been shot in various countries abroad. However, for the first time, we will be shooting the special edition in India on a grand scale with the Indian crew. As the action continues, the show this time will be complete desi. In the new edition, we will introduce interesting elements, Bollywood flavor, and an eclectic mix of former contestants that will make this edition even more thrilling. It is going to be a double fun with Farah Khan bringing her expertise to fore while hosting the curtain-raiser episodes when Rohit Shetty will be away in Hyderabad and will return to helm the season.”
Farah Khan said, “I have done almost all reality shows in the country, but I never thought I would do Khatron Ke Khiladi. I am thankful to Rohit Shetty for recommending me as he will be away for the first weekend. I am excited to be a part of the show as my father used to make stunt films and I have action in my films too. However, unlike Rohit, I am not daring enough to do my own stunts. But I am looking forward to having a great time and encouraging the contestants to face their phobias.”
Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India said, “Khatron Ke Khiladi has been a combination of thrill and adventure that has been growing as an entertaining proposition for the audience. It only gets bigger and better in terms of production and experience with Khatron Ke Khiladi- Made in India. In a homecoming of sorts, we as a team are excited to work with the Indian crew for the first time for a property this big. We are eager to witness the celebrity contestants face their fears and this season we promise to provide the unexpected in the best way possible.”
It launches on Saturday 1st August at 21:00 (India) and 21:30 (UK).