Actor’s job is to entertain irrespective of the medium: Arjun Kapoor, on hosting 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'


Jan 28, 2016 10:34:57 IST

Actor Arjun Kapoor says he flirts a lot with people in real life, which he says is in his nature. The 2 States star will make his TV debut as the host of the new season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.

When asked if he found love on the show, Arjun Kapoor told reporters, “I fell in love with a lot of people (on the show) but I won’t go into details. That’s just for fun. I have done some amazing things on the show, but that’s for fun. I don’t deny that I flirt with people. So that was natural. Let the rumours spread now, who can stop,” he added.

The actor was speaking at the press conference of the upcoming reality show.

Actor’s job is to entertain irrespective of the medium: Arjun Kapoor, on hosting Khatron Ke Khiladi

Arjun Kapoor at a Khatron Ke Khiladi event. Youtube screen grab.

Continuing the legacy of Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Rohit Shetty, the 30-year-old Gunday star will make his small screen debut with the seventh season of the stunt/ daredevil reality game show, based on America’s Fear Factor.

Arjun Kapoor said he wasn’t apprehensive to come on television as he believes it is an “amazing” medium which should not be underestimated.

“It is an actor’s job to entertain irrespective of the medium, whether it’s a TV screen or a theatre. I am here to entertain people. The power of TV should never be underestimated, it is amazing. People who are not able to watch our films in theatres, they watch on TV," he adds.

The Ishaqzaade actor said many stars, from Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have forayed into TV and done well.

“A star like Amitabh Bachchan did Kaun Banega Crorepati when he was at his prime. Salman, Shah Rukh have done television too. Many stars have emerged from TV and made an impact in films. We shouldn’t have a myopic view. India does love to be entertained on a regular basis,” the actor said.

14 celebrities participating on the show are Tanishaa Mukherjee, Mukti Mohan, Siddharth Shukla, Tina Dutta, Aishwarya Sakhuja, Jay Bhanushali, Sana Saeed, Mahhi Vij, Faisal Khan, Raghav Juyal, Vivan Bhatena, Yuvraj Walmiki, Himanshoo Malhotra and Parvathy Omankauttan.

Khatron Ke Khiladi will air on Colors on January 30 at 9 PM.

Updated Date: Jan 28, 2016 10:34:57 IST