Three of Bollywood’s biggest male stars are transferring to small screen but in a big reality way. Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are each hosting a reality game show and each one is totally different.
Shah Rukh Khan, who of course we have seen on television before with Kaun Banega Crorepati, launched the reality television game show, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain on April 25th. Much like the US version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, it has contestants answering questions to “tele teacher” Shah Rukh and has first-fifth classmates on hand if the contestants need help. SRK said on the first episode he, “always wanted to be a teacher. In fact, I did become one in Mohabbatein but today, my wish has actually come true”. Contestants can take home, if they answer all questions correct, a cool Rs 5 Crore!
Salman Khan’s Dus ka Dum-Ab India Sochega Percentage Mein is based on the US reality show, The Power of Ten that was hosted by Drew Carey. The concept is that you have to think like the people of India. A huge opinion poll was conducted for the show and the mean (average percent) answer is the question’s answer. If you guess what the people would say then you win Rs 10,000 and then the power of ten comes in because your winnings are increased by that amount with every right answer. You can win as much as Rs 10 Crores!
The newest star to enter the fray is Akshay Kumar and he is going to be hosting the Indian version of Fear Factor, Khatro Ke Khiladi. He talked about the show with CNN-IBN while holding a snake, so he is all ready getting into the swing of things!
Akshay said, “I am very excited about it, I got lots of offers earlier also to come on TV shows but nevertheless I was waiting for something like that to come. This is where I belong.”
He also said that he would be doing some of the stunts on the show, “Yes I will be performing some of the stunts for the show and trying to show the contestants how do it and try to help them.”
Not only will see Khiladi back in action but the show will also have models and stars like Yana Gupta, Pooja Bedi, Aditi Govitrikar, Sonali Kulkarni, Tapur Chatterjee, Tupur Chatterjee, Sayali Bhagat, Nethra Raghuraman, Anjana Sukjani, Dipannita Sharma, Payal Rohtagi, Meghna Naidu and Dipannita Sharma taking part. Khatro Ke Khiladi is being filmed in South Africa.
So not only are these Bollywood hunks striving for box office supremacy, they are now fighting it out for ratings on TV. Wonder who will come out on top?