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Akshay performs dare devil stunt for 'Khatron...'

Akshay performs dare devil stunt for 'Khatron...'

Khiladi Kumar exited his car safely moments after it burst into flames

Actor Akshay Kumar, who returns as the host of adventure reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, performed a daredevil live stunt in Mumbai at Filmcity to stress on the level of stunts in the show this time around.

Akshay, who was known as an action hero before he started doing comedies, first came on a bike wearing a fire-proof suit and said, "I'm doing a stunt like this after five years. I want to tell everyone who is present here that whatever you will see is very risky and it is all real."

Then the actor chanted the Gayatri Mantra and sped away only to return in a car that burst into flames after moving for some distance, but came out safely.

The show that kicks off on Friday on Colors, is the fourth season of the show. While the first two seasons were hosted by Akshay, the third had seen Priyanka Chopra as the host.

Akshay Kumar has high regards for stuntmen who risk their lives for meagre amounts of money and says if he had not been an actor, he would have been a stuntman.

"Stunt is an art. When we see stuntmen flying high and jumping from a highrise, we should respect that. And how much are they paid? Not more than Rs.6,000. Having high regards for them, I can proudly say that had I not been an actor, I would have been a stuntman. It's one of the best works," Akshay said at the location.

For this season, the channel has chosen 13 female celebrity participants - each teamed up with a male partner.

The celebrity participants include former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, models Diandra Soares, Alesia Raut and Poonam Pandey, actresses Aarti Chhabria, Smita Bansal and Aashka Goradia, item girls Sambhavna Seth and Kashmera Shah, two VJs - Bani and Mia Uyeda, singer Mauli Dave and Dina Singh who is actor Vindu Dara Singh's wife.

Khatron Ke Khiladi
is the Indian version of the internationally hit show Fear Factor, and involves dangerous tasks involving at heights and with creepy crawlies.
first published:June 03, 2011, 13:41 IST