SRK returns to small screen with ‘Zor Ka Jhatka’

Friday, December 17, 2010

MUMBAI - After hosting shows like “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (2007) and “Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?” (2008), Bollywood ‘badshah’ Shah Rukh Khan is all set to make his small screen comeback with “Zor Ka Jhatka” on Imagine TV.

Known for his comic timing and trademark witty style, the star has claimed he will beat all competition on television by providing wholesome entertainment on the show, which is the Indian edition of internationally popular show “Wipeout”.

“I’m looking forward to being a super funny host-commentator. In fact, my children and I have watched the international version often and really loved it. I am sure to ‘Wipeout’ all your worries and make you have loads of fun,” Shah Rukh told reporters at the launch here Friday.

“I am the ‘badshah’ of bedroom. Now people may say I am being vulgar, but the kind of entertainment I provide to my viewers enjoying in their bedrooms - no one else can,” he added, looking dapper in a black suit and a white shirt.

Shah Rukh will take 28 TV stars out of their comfort zone to battle it out in an obstacle course set in Argentina.

The participants on the show include Akashdeep Saigal, Amit Sareen, Ashima Bhalla, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Claudia Ciesla, Debina Bonnerjee, Gaurav Chopraa, Jennifer Winget, Karishma Tanna, Kushal Punjabi, Narayani Shastri, Natasha Suri, Payal Rohatgi, Priyadarshani Singh, Raja Chaudhary, Rohit Verma, Simran Kaur Mundi among others.

They will be challenged by the star to a series of hilarious tasks.

The prize money is worth Rs.1.5 crore, including a mega cash prize for the winner of the finale.

Sameer Nair, CEO of Turner General Entertainment Networks India Pvt. Ltd., says the show will be a hit among all age groups.

“Simply put, it is an outstanding entertainer…something that the whole family can watch together. The combination of a super star host, bizarrely challenging obstacles, enthusiastic and competitive contestants and a whole lot of bloopers will make this show a must watch, night after night,” said Nair.

The shooting will begin in Argentina in January.

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