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SRK To Host Indian Version Of American TV Series Wipeout

PTI 09 Dec 2010, 15:47:33 IST
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, says a media report.

The report quoting sources says, 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 of SRK on the show.'

Shah Rukh Khan started his career with television in 1988, then returned to television with KBC in 2007. He replaced Amitabh Bachchan as a host for the show's third season. In 2008, SRK hosted the game show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? The latter bombed.