Priyanka Chopra: Akshay Is The Original Khiladi


It’s typical Indian mentality to always appreciate the first. So, even if Shah Rukh Khan did a wonderful job in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 3’, the audience is full of praise for Amitabh Bachchan the first host of the popular reality show on Sony till date. That’s the ignominy that most ‘second’ performers face.

Priyanka Chopra has replaced Akshay Kumar from the host’s chair in ‘Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi 3’. The Bollywood beefcake who is known for his daring stunts had hosted the first two seasons. People make comparison between the past and the present. And, it is natural exclusively in case of a public show. But, Prianka has given due credit to Akshay with who she has shared screen space in many movies.

“I agree that Akshay Kumar has taken the show to a prominent level. Thus, my job has become easier. I’ll try my best to keep it on the go and boost its popularity. Hope, I can give a good account of myself as he did. There is no denying that he’s the original khiladi,” said Chopra.

The term ‘khiladi’ in the name of the show has become synonymous with Akshay Kumar. Chopra was asked whether she would like to replace this word from the title with a word that will become her image in the show.

The beautiful and bold Priyanka had no opinion about it. “I wouldn’t change the title just because people don’t know that I too am a player.”

As the reality show buffs know that KKK 3 was initially supposed to feature prominent Indian cricketers. However, this couldn’t happen for various reasons. Is she then disappointed to not have the cricketers in the show?

“No. My team is great. We have a great mix of celebrities from different fields. It’s this team that makes the show alive and kicking with everyone,” replied Chopra who is a diehard cricket fan.

Finally having a gorgeous host like her would prove to be a distraction for the 13 contestants. “I intend to be a distraction. That will make their task even more difficult,” Chopra concluded.