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Imagine Launches Zor Ka Jhatka With Shah Rukh Khan As Host

Superstar returns to TV to host the Indian edition of the global blockbuster TV reality show – ‘WipeOut’.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | December 20, 2010

Imagine kicks off the new year with a bang promising a massive dose of entertainment. Starting 2011, Imagine brings together the world’s biggest, most successful and most hilarious game show Wipeout and India’s biggest and most popular superstar – Shah Rukh Khan in Imagine’s new mega-show, Zor Ka Jhatka.

On the show Shah Rukh Khan will take 28 TV stars, outside their comfort zone into the world’s biggest obstacle course in Argentina to battle it out. At stake is prize money worth Rs. 1.5 crores, including a mega cash prize of Rs 50 Lakhs for the winner of the finale. In this extremely competitive environment, SRK will challenge these contestants of all ages and varying fitness levels to a series of hilarious tasks and obstacles. From jumping over moving obstacles to bouncing off big balls and dodging swinging pendulums hurled their way! And while the contestants sweat it out, Shah Rukh Khan, will provide his brand of extremely funny, witty and at times even a little nasty commentary on the proceedings and take the fun to a completely new level in this over-the-top competition.

Zor Ka Jhatka combines Shah Rukh Khan’s impeccable sense of comedy with a daredevil attitude of stunt shows, for a result that’s hilarious and entertaining for the whole family! Known for his comic timing, sharp wit and clever dialogues, Shah Rukh Khan will be the perfect host for the show, and make every fall and every tumble seem even funnier so that audiences sitting at home will be laughing continuously.

Wipeout is a wildly popular international format game show that has been aired successfully across 22 countries including USA, UK and Australia. It will be shot on a one of its kind, massive obstacle course in Argentina.

Announcing the launch of the show Sameer Nair, CEO of Turner General Entertainment Networks India Pvt. Ltd, said “We at Imagine are delighted to kick start 2011 with Zor Ka Jhatka, hosted by the one and only Shah Rukh Khan. 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 & competitive contestants and a whole lot of bloopers will make this show a must watch, night after night.”

At the launch conference for the show in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan said “This is an exciting association for me on many levels...coming back to television, working with Sameer and Imagine once again and most importantly, because I'm doing something completely different from what I've done on television before. It promises to be a thrilling ride with lots of thrills and spills and 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.  Together, Imagine and I are sure to 'Wipeout' all your worries and make you have loads of fun!!”

Deepak Dhar, from Endemol India, the production house for Zor Ka Jhatka says, “Wipeout has been a raging success in every country where it has been aired.  At Endemol, we pride ourselves on creating cutting edge, wildly entertaining shows for television viewers in India.  We're very excited to partner with Imagine on this show and are certain it will get the same response that it already has worldwide.”

The contestants on the show include Akashdeep Saigal, Amit Sareen, Ashima Bhalla, Bhakhtiyaar Irani, Claudia Ciesla, Debina Bonnerjee, Dimpy Mahajan, Gaurav Chopraa, Gracious D’ Costa, Hanif Hilal, Jennifer Winget, Karishma Tanna, Krushna Patil, Kushal Punjabi, Manas Katyal, Manoj Kumar, Mink Brar, Narayani Shastri, Natasha Suri, Payal Rohatgi, Priyadarshani Singh, Raja Chaudhary, Rohit Verma, Simran Kaur Mundi, Sonika Kaliraman, Annie, Vindu Dara Singh and Vrajesh Hirjee.

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  • ritika hand- 9 years ago

    extremely excited as SRK will be back on television after a long long time.... hopefully it will bigger than the rest..... gudluck to SRK:))!!!!!!!