Having started his career with action movies, Akshay Kumar has always been instrumental in raising the bar where action scenes and stunts are concerned. Hence it came as no surprise that when a show based on action and daring sequences was formulated, it was Akshay’s name that popped up for the host anchor. Khatron Ke Khiladi, a reality action-based T.V. show saw its first two seasons hosted by Akki with success. The third season which was hosted by Priyanka Chopra saw a drop in the TRPs which is why the makers decided to go back to Akshay for the 4th season.
And to kick start this daredevil show with a bang, Akshay performed a live stunt at Filmcity, Mumbai on 2nd June fully enforcing his action-man image. “I am doing something this sort of stunt after almost five years so I was little apprehensive. It was the most difficult act I have ever done in all these years so there is a feeling of satisfaction. By doing a live stunt, all I wanted to prove was that whatever stunts we do in our show is real and no double is used,” clarified Akki to the gathered reporters. He added, “Also, while doing the stunt I was reminded that I would be the driving force for my contestants during the show. The stunt I did is special to me.”
Arriving on a bike wearing a fire-proof jacket Akshay’s stunt at the promotional event was well liked by everyone. Seen quietly chanting the Gayatri Mantra, Akshay had to be in a car which would burst into flames after a few minutes. Thankfully the stunt went well and he emerged unhurt. And not before increasing his fan following with his daredevilry.
The show has recently started and has 13 celebrity participants comprising former Indian women’s cricket captain Anjum Chopra, models Diandra Soares, Alesia Raut and Poonam Pandey, actresses Aarti Chhabria, Smita Bansal and Aashka Goradia, Sambhavna Seth, Kashmera Shah, two VJs Bani and Mia Uyeda, singer Mauli Dave and Dina Singh (actor Vindu
Dara Singh’s wife).
Check out some images from the dangerous stunt: