Posts tagged Karishma Baktiyaar
Before SRK agreed to host Wipeout, a water-based TV show, Pataudi Jr was apparently offered the role
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 14, 2010)
Bet you didn’t know this. And we wonder if Shah Rukh Khan knew it either. Rumour has it that Saif Ali Khan was the first choice of for hosting Wipeout, a water-based adventure sports show on television, not Shah Rukh Khan.
Wipeout is based on an American game show about various kinds of obstacle related to water and has so far been formatted for over 30 other countries. Now it’s going to make its debut in India.
The Indian television industry people claim that the channel in question was speaking to Saif about this show for the longest time. Says a source, “However, Saif could not make up his mind. He was a bit skeptical about acting in a TV show.”
So the channel complied with Saif’s decision (indecision rather) and waited patiently for another host.
After sometime when the channel people realised that Saif did not seem very keen on the offer, they apparently spoke to SRK. Reveals the source, “Shah Rukh grabbed the opportunity. He loved the concept of the show.”
The channel, we hear, is very happy that SRK is now hosting Wipeout. Adds the source, “SRK brings a lot of energy on the table. But the channel would definitely love to work with Saif in future.”
Seemingly unaware, Samir Nair, the channel’s head honcho, says, “Really? I don’t know about this.”
As a part of the show, the contestants will More >
The superstar will host the Indian version of American television series Wipeout
Bharati Dubey (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 09, 2010)
Akki, Madhuri and the Big B have company on the small screen. After a gap of three years, Shah Rukh Khan will return to television. But this time on a different channel with a different show. SRK will be hosting the Indian version of Wipeout, an American show.
According to highly placed sources, the pre-production of the show has already begun and the actor will soon start shooting for the promo. Since Wipeout’s format is water-based adventure sports, contestants will be flying to Argentina to shoot for it. “This show has been aired in 22 countries and all episodes have been shot in Argentina,” informs an insider. “Almost all countries have gone into two or three seasons.”
Sources say most of the participants on Wipeout are from Fear Factor and Bigg Boss. Some names floating around include Vindoo, Narayani Shastri, Gaurav Chopra, Claudia, Debina and Karishma Baktiyaar.
SRK and television head honcho Sameer Nair have had a long relationship and it was Nair who got him to return to television with Kaun Banega Crorepati. “When Sameer approached him for the show, SRK promptly agreed,” says the source, adding, “the actor agreed to do the show because his kids love it. And they watch the international version of the show. It is an adventure show with loads of action and comedy. And one will get to see the comic side More >