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Colors goes edgy with new season of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’

MUMBAI: Pushing the boundaries of action and entertainment, Colors is back with a new season of its action reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi: Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns’. The channel has gone edgier this season by increasing the number of stunts and making it more difficult for contestants.

Produced by Endemol India Pvt Ltd and shot in Cape Town, South Africa, the show will hit airwaves on 7 February, at 9 pm, on Saturday and Sunday. The channel has roped in Karbonn Mobile as the presenting sponsor.

The show will see action director Rohit Shetty back on the small screen as he challenges 14 celebrities. Shetty has created over 60 dangerous stunts to keep the contestants on their toes all the time.

Endemol India Pvt Ltd MD Deepak Dhar added, “We have doubled the dose of danger, action and entertainment this season while introducing new concepts and themes to make the show a truly engaging watch.”

Adding to the rush of adrenalin, the contestants will be required to live 24×7 in a ‘Darr Ka Ghar’ created especially to raise the show’s entertainment quotient. This season gives a unique twist to the format with the inclusion of a theme every week.

These themes include ‘Insomnia Week’, where the contestants are deprived of sleep the night before the stunt; a ‘Bollywood Theme’, where the stunts are inspired by popular Bollywood films; and a ‘Horror Week’, which will give the contestants a real taste of thrill with stunts set up in scary locations.

Colors programming head Manisha Sharma said, “After a successful season last year, ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi: Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns’ is back with unique elements enhancing the entertainment level this season. Fear will permeate every aspect of the show, right from the stunts to the house where the contestants are staying. Rohit Shetty, the architect behind these fascinating stunts, has also taken on a more mature role this time. His role goes beyond anchoring, into being a disciplinarian keeping contestants in check while also provoking and prodding them to face their fears.”

Shetty said, “It feels fabulous to be back this season. There is a lot beyond the physical capabilities that the contestants will be tested on. This year I have ensured that contestants can shed all their anxieties, fears and panic for which I have also worked closely with the creative team. Every week has been an unexpected and surprising journey for the contestants and the viewers are in for a complete joyride.”

The contestants this season are Bollywood actors Ashish Chaudhary, Sagarika Ghatge, Nathalia Kaur, telly stars Rashmi Desai, Hussain Kuwajerwala, Harshad Arora, Iqbal Khan, Asha Negi, Riddhi Dogra, actor Sana Khan, singer Meiyang Chаng, Kabaddi star Rakesh Kumar, reality show star Siddharth Bharadwaj and TV anchor Archana Vijaya.

Adding a twist to the tale and urging the contestants to push their boundaries will be last year’s finalist Salman Yusuff Khan, who will be seen taking the role of a challenger.