Action reality show “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi” season five revealed its final list of 12 celebrity contestants on Friday.
The show will be hosted by popular director Rohit Shetty and the contestants who have been confirmed for the series include prominent television names such as Mahi Vij, Gauhar Khan, Kushal Tandon, Pooja Gor and Dayanand Shetty and film stars Ranvir Shorey, Mugdha Godse, Nikitin Dheer and Rajnesh Duggal. The series will also feature choreographer Salman Yussuf Khan, IPL host Rochelle Maria Rao and stunt woman Geeta Rao.
The contestants will have to compete against each other as the theme of Girls versus Boys is expected to be this season’s draw.
With the show set to be shot in Cape Town, South Africa, it is likely to go on air in March or April on Colors television Channel.
Here’s a look at the 12 contestants selected:
Mahi Vij: The television actress is well known household name for her stints in various television soaps. Married to actor Jay Bhanushali, the actress made a memorable presence in “Lagi Tujhse Lagan” and dance reality shows “Jhalak Dikhla Ja” and “Nach Baliye 5.”
Gauhar Khan: The model-turned-actress became a popular face last year as she won the “Bigg Boss 7.” The actress known for her outspoken and level headed nature is likely to be a strong contender in the show.
Kushal Tandon: The 28-year-old television actor made headlines last year with his infamous stint at “Bigg Boss 7”. Largely termed as ‘immature’, the former Mr. India runner-up’s presence will be gauged with his girlfriend Gauhar’s presence in the show.
Pooja Gor: The leading lady of Star plus’s popular serial “Pratigya”, Pooja made an impressive mark on television screens. She even appeared in Channel V’s “The Serial” based on the lives of celebrities, where she went on to date actor Raj Singh Arora. It will be interesting to watch the demure lady spring up in some action stunts in the show.
Dayanand Shetty: Better known as Daya of Sony’s “CID”, the tough fellow seems to be an apt choice for the show, which would have some daring stunts in store.
Ranvir Shorey: The meticulous actor has starred in major films like “Ek Tha Tiger”, “Bheja Fry” “Singh is King” to name a few. His appearance on small screen comes after his successful chat show “Ranvir Vinay aur Kaun?”
Mugdha Godse: The ramp model, who turned to films with the super successful film “Fashion” has been missing in action for a while now and the show could provide her another chance to make her mark.
Nikitin Dheer: The robust and tough looking “Chennai Express” actor is expected to pose quite a challenge to other contestants.
Rajnesh Duggal: Duggal is another model turned actor whose luck in films seems to have blown over with the bombing of Karishma Kapoor’s comeback film “Dangerous Ishq.” The actor however is better known for the Bhatt Camp’s spooky film “1920”.
Salman Yussuf Khan: The dancer turned choreographer won reality dance show “Dance India Dance” and followed it up with a successful stint at “Jhalak Dikhlaja 6” where partnered with Drashti Dhami. While he made a film debut in “ABCD” and showed off his acting skills, this show will test his guts.
Rochelle Maria Rao: The multi-talented former Miss India International has been a model and also anchored the Indian Premiere league. Her gorgeous appearance is surely set to notch up the oomph factor in the show.
Geeta Tandon: The stunt woman is a pro and an apt choice for the action reality show. She has performed to several risky stunts for the Bollywood heroines.