TV|February 24, 2011 9:22 pm

Akshay Again Hosting Khatron Ke Khiladi!


Two days back, we (Fillum) reported that Akshay Kumar has been replaced by his rival, Ajay Devgan, but current state is that Akshay Kumar has maintained his very much presence in the show, and now the actor has been confirmed to host the show and replaced the previous host Priyanka Chopra.

Akshay Kumar is expected to reach Cape Town in the first week of March. What about Ajay Devgan, a source says,

“Ajay Devgn was keen to host KKK4 and was in talks with the channel. Also, given the rivalry between the two actors, it would be like thumbing his nose at his rival. The channel wanted Ajay because he’s had a good year and is also a popular action hero. But what won Akki the round is his familiarity with the show and the medium. For Ajay, it would’ve been his first TV show. Ultimately, the channel decided to stick with tried and tested.”

Another reason behind doing the show is that the actor’s son, Aarav is huge fan of Khatron ke Khiladi. A source continued,

“His son wanted Akshay pa to do the thrilling action-based reality show.”

The promos of the show will include high-octane, thrilling and dangerous stunts conceptualised and executed by Akshay himself.  The actor is toning up his physique for that currently in his hotel gym in Chandigarh where he’s shooting for his upcoming movie Joker.