Fear factor : Khatron Ke Khiladi, India’s stunt/dare reality game show, based on the American Fear Factor, is soon going to hit your television screens with its eighth season, on Colors. The show which has always been hosted by A-list celebrities from Bollywood, is going to bring filmmaker Rohit Shetty back for its 8th edition. The show initially took off with Akshay Kumar, the original Khiladi as its host for season 1, 2 and then back for Season 4. Season 3 had Priyanka Chopra. We then had Rohit Shetty for the next two seasons and the last season 7 had Arjun Kapoor hosting the show, who could not be brought back for this season owing to his film commitments.
Initially, there were reports of Ajay Devgn being roped in as the host by the makers, but the actor took to his twitter account and confirmed that Rohit Shetty is indeed going to host the show this year. The actor director jodi are busy filming Golmaal Again in Hyderabad which is this year’s Diwali release.
Shooting nonstop since past 5 months ? Getting a much needed break, waiting for Rohit to leave for Khatron Ke Khiladi!
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 19, 2017
As per reports, Rohit Shetty will leave in May for the shooting of the show in Spain. They will apparently be shooting in Ronda, a town in the province of Malaga. Even though there is no official confirmation on the contestants this year, wrestler Geeta Phogat has allegedly been finalised for the show. The other names being considered include, television actor Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Shantanu Maheshwari, Ravi Dubey, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 10 winner Manveer Gurjar and actor Shibani Dandekar. The makers are also planning to bring in former Bigg Boss contestants Yuvika Chowdhary and Prince Narula, who by now is a reality show veteran, considering the amount of reality television he has done.
The show will air sometime around July. For more updates on the final list of contestants, stay tuned.