Launched in the year 2008, Akshay Kumar anchored the first two seasons. While Nethra Raghuraman won Season 1, Anushka Manchanda was the winner for Season 2.
Season 3 had a twist, where male celebrities were taken in to participate for the first time. Priyanka Chopra anchored Season 3 and Shabbir Ahluwalia went on to become the winner. Akshay Kumar came back to anchor Season 4 and Aarti Chhabria won.
Post that, the show took a break as the makers could not find the right anchor to replace Akshay Kumar who no longer wanted to be a part of the series.
But now Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi is all set to roll with director Rohit Shetty as its host. This season will be shot in Cape Town, South Africa in February and March.
A couple of celebrities who have been approached to participate in Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5 are:
Choreographer turned Actor Salman Yusuff Khan, Mugdha Godse, Mahhi Vij, Kratika Sengar (who became a household name for her performance in Jhansi Ki Rani), Pooja Gor, Nikitin Dheer, Choreographer Duo Bosco-Caesar, Dayanand Shetty (popularly known as Daya of CID), IPL host Rochelle Maria Rao and others.
Television powerhouse couple Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee, who are currently being seen on Nach Baliye 6, will also be pitched against each other on the show.
Post Bigg Boss 7, Kushal Tandon and girlfriend Gauahar Khan will also be seen on Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5. Kushal is very excited to be a part of the show and said, “My doctor had advised physiotherapy and I have been doing that for twenty days. Now I am better and have got a clean chit from him. So you guys will see me on Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5 soon.”
Ajaz Khan may also be a part of the show. When asked about Ajaz, Kushal said, “He doesn’t exist for me. So it doesn’t matter if he’s in the show or not.”
The show will have a total of fourteen celebrities who will confront their fears by taking part in challenging tasks.