Shantanu Maheshwari wins Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi; Hina Khan, Ravi Dubey are runners-up

FP Staff

October 01, 2017 09:24:54 IST

Renowned television actor and dancer Shantanu Maheshwari has won the eighth season of the adventure reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, by trumping Hina Khan and Ravi Dubey in the grand finale.

Shantanu Maheshwari in a still from Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. Twitter@ShantanuM07

Shantanu Maheshwari in a still from Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. Twitter@ShantanuM07

The Indian Express quotes Maheshwari as saying, "“I never expected to win the show when I signed it. I didn’t even think I would reach the finale. All that I wanted to was to enjoy each day and each task to the fullest. A show like Khatron Ke Khiladi doesn’t come your way every day and I wanted to make the most of it.”

Besides Maheshwari, Hina and Dubey, the show boasted of a wide range of contestants including Rithvik Dhanjani, Geeta Phogat, Nia Sharma, Manveer Gurjar, Lopamudra Raut, Karan Wahi, Monica Dogra, Shibani Dandekar and Shiny Doshi.

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty returned to host the eighth season of the reality show after skipping a season that was hosted by actor Arjun Kapoor. The star cast of his upcoming comedy ensemble film, Golmaal Again, also graced the finale of the show with their presence. Ajay Devgn, Kunal Kemmu, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Tabu attended the finale to promote their Diwali release.

Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi will now be replaced by Salman Khan's reality show Bigg Boss 11 that premieres on Sunday.

Updated Date: Oct 01, 2017 09:24 AM