B-grade brigade on Khatron Ke Khiladi 4


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, April 8 -- Apart from Vindu Dara Singh's wife Dina and MTV VJ Bani, supposedly the new girl in actor Shahid Kapoor's life, we've stumbled across at least four other names in contention for the Season Four of Khatron Ke Khiladi.

One of them is actor-dancer Kashmera Shah who was last seen semi-nude on a calendar, and on Love Lock-Up with boyfriend Krushna Abhishek.

Kashmera, along with another actor Aarti Chhabria, last seen in a desi avatar in the Manoj Bajpayee starrer, Dus Tola, and model Diandra Soares are expected to up the glam quotient.

The sixth name who was in the list of probables is Mauli Dave, discovered in 2007 on Zee TV's reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and touted by judge Bappi Lahiri as the Indian Shakira.

Besides these six, seven other so-called celebrities are being lined up for Khatron Ke Khiladi Torchaar. It will see actor Akshay Kumar return as the anchor after a break last season when Priyanka Chopra came on to up the fear factor with 13 daring dudes.

If the buzzvine is to be believed, talks for the Colors show are on with Pakistani model-actor Veena Mallik, who made her Indian telly debut in Bigg Boss 4 and model Lisa Hayden who made a big screen beginning in Aisha. Actors Celina Jaitly, Payal Rohatgi and Shamita Shetty, item girl Sambhavna Seth and badminton player Jwala Gutta are some of the others. Actor-anchor Maria Goretti, who is Arshad Warsi's wife, fashion designer Masaba Gupta who is Neena Gupta's daughter and actor Shaurya Chauhan have apparently turned down the show. A channel insider informs that since Rakhi Sawant dropped out, Kashmera Shah stepped in.

The show goes on the floors around April 20 in Cape Town, South Africa, and will be shot in a start-to-finish 20-odd day schedule. It will go on air towards the end of May or the first half of June. Contracts are expected to be sealed by the end of the week.