Ajay, Kareena to appear in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' finale

Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Returns’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Even though the shooting of the film is not fully complete, the promotional drive is on its way. Now the makers are planning to take it to the next level by having the lead pair of the movie, Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor to appear on the final of the fifth season of the popular reality show- 'Khatron Ke Khiladi', the Indian version of ‘Fear Factor’. However since Rohit Shetty is the host of this show perhaps it was just a matter of time before the platform would be used for the promotion of his film.

Sources close to the show report that it was not originally the idea of Shetty to have the stars on the show. It was the channel that telecasts the show that wanted them aboard. In recent years TV shows have become a popular platform for promotion of upcoming films. The stars agree to appear on TV because it gives them exposure to millions of people and they can easily deliver the messages they want in a manner that seems very personal. On the other hand, the channels are interested in having film stars because it attracts more viewers to their shows. All episodes of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' were shot in South Africa but the final episode was kept pending. Ajay and Kareena will take a one day break from their shooting schedule in order to join Rohit Shetty on the sets of the TV show.  While shooting for ‘Singham rerturns’ is still on, this early promotion will help to generate buzz about the film. Since it is the season’s final episode, the stars will be given the honor of announcing the show’s winner for this season out of the final three competitors- Rajneesh Duggal, Gurmeet Choudhary and Nikitin Dheer. Viewers should stay tuned for a blockbuster finish to the season.

The stunt based reality game show was launched in 2006 after the success of its original American version. The first season was hosted by actor Akshay Kumar and received great response. But Sony TV, the channel airing the show for some reason decided to cancel it after one season. It was then taken up by Colors, the present hosting channel. After two seasons, Akshay was replaced for one season by Priyanka Chopra before making his comeback in the fourth season. For the fifth season Rohit Shetty was chosen as the host while Amitabh Bachchan was the narrator.