At a press launch in India today, Imagine TV announced details of its huge gameshow ‘Zor Ka Jhatka Total Wipeout’ with Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan.
On the show Shah Rukh Khan will take 28 TV stars, outside their comfort zone into the world۪s biggest obstacle course in Argentina to battle it out.
At stake is prize money worth Rs. 1.5 crores, including a mega cash prize of Rs 50 Lakhs for the winner of the finale. In this extremely competitive environment, Shah Rukh Khan will challenge these contestants of all ages and varying fitness levels to a series of hilarious tasks and obstacles. From jumping over moving obstacles to bouncing off big balls and dodging swinging pendulums hurled their way.
And while the contestants sweat it out, Shah Rukh Khan, will provide his brand of extremely funny, witty and at times even a little nasty commentary on the proceedings and take the fun to a completely new level in this over-the-top competition.
Announcing the launch of the show Mr Sameer Nair, CEO of Turner General Entertainment Networks India Pvt. Ltd, said, “We at Imagine are delighted to kick start 2011 with Zor Ka Jhatka, hosted by the one and only Shah Rukh Khan. Simply put, it is an outstanding entertainer…something that the whole family can watch together. The combination of a super star host, bizarrely challenging obstacles, enthusiastic & competitive contestants and a whole lot of bloopers will make this show a must watch, night after night.”
At the launch conference for the show in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan said, “This is an exciting association for me on many levels…coming back to television, working with Sameer and Imagine once again and most importantly, because I’m doing something completely different from what I’ve done on television before. It promises to be a thrilling ride with lots of thrills and spills and I’m looking forward to being a super funny host-commentator. In fact my children and I have watched the international version often and really loved it. Together, Imagine and I are sure to ‘Wipeout’ all your worries and make you have loads of fun!!”
The contestants on the show include Akashdeep Saigal, Amit Sareen, Ashima Bhalla, Bhakhtiyaar Irani, Claudia Ciesla, Debina Bonnerjee, Dimpy Mahajan, Gaurav Chopraa, Gracious D۪ Costa, Hanif Hilal, Jennifer Winget, Karishma Tanna, Krushna Patil, Kushal Punjabi, Manas Katyal, Manoj Kumar, Mink Brar, Narayani Shastri, Natasha Suri, Payal Rohatgi, Priyadarshani Singh, Raja Chaudhary, Rohit Verma, Simran Kaur Mundi, Sonika Kaliraman, Annie, Vindu Dara Singh and Vrajesh Hirjee.
‘Zor Ka Jhatka Total Wipeout’ starts on Imagine…Dil Se in late-January, early-February.