Shah Rukh to host Indian version of adventure reality show ‘Wipeout’

Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 08:51 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan is back for his yet another outing on TV. The actor, who was last seen in two game shows with Star Plus, has now signed a deal with a different channel and will be hosting the Indian version of ‘Wipeout’, an American show.

With pre-production of the show already started, fans of King Khan have a new reason to rejoice as they can now get a weekly dose of their favourite actor.

Talking about the show, a source told a daily, “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. Almost all countries have gone into two or three seasons.``

As for the participants of the show, sources state that they have been drawn from the previous seasons of ‘Fear Factor’ and ‘Bigg Boss’. Some names floating around include Vindoo, Narayani Shastri, Gaurav Chopra, Claudia and Debina.

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, Shah Rukh Khan promptly agreed. 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,`` adds the source.