Mumbai: Having hosted the fifth season of reality TV show "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi", filmmaker Rohit Shetty is convinced that its "sequel" - the sixth season - is packed with more action and that it's "better".
Shetty is also hosting the sixth season, shot with 14 celebrity contestants in the beautiful environs of Cape Town.
At the launch of the new edition here, the "Chennai Express" and "Golmaal" director cited an example, saying how in the film world, people say they that if one's doing a sequel to an action or comedy film, then it should be bigger than the previous movie.
"As far as this show is concerned, I have to say that this sequel - 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 6' - is better," he said.
Pushing the boundaries of action, adventure and entertainment, the new season of the show is slated to go on air on Feb 7. The line-up of celebrity contestants this year includes actors Ashish Chowdhry, Hussain Kuwajerwala, Harshad Arora, Iqbal Khan, Sana Khan, Sagarika Ghatge, Rasami Desai, Asha Negi and Ridhi Dogra, the multi-faceted Meiyang Chang, Kabaddi star Rakesh Kumar, reality show star Siddharth Bharadwaj and item girl Nathalia Kaur.
Shetty says he wasn't sure of the casting of the "sequel" as he hadn't met many of them before the show. However, after shooting with them in Cape Town and seeing them facing their fears head on, he says: "The new season is better because of the 14 contestants".
Of all the contestants, he felt "Uttaran" girl Rashami was the weakest, but she proved him otherwise by performing the stunts one after the other fearlessly.