Khatron Ke Khiladi 5: Ajay in, Akki out

By Hindustan Times

Fans of Akshay Kumar’s daredevil stunts are in for a disappointment. The actor, who recently did five death-defying stunts, including jumping off an airplane and swimming with sharks in his superhit film, Rowdy Rathore, will not host the fifth season of the popular action-reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi, the desi version of Fear Factor.

In all likelihood, actor Ajay Devgn will replace Akshay as the new host. While the channel, Colours, refuses to issue a statement yet, sources say it was Akshay who turned down the show, as wife Twinkle Khanna, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, is due to deliver around the same time that the TV show goes on floors.

Devgn, meanwhile, confirms having been approached. “Yes, I’m in talks to host Khatron Ke Khiladi. I would love to be a part of it if things work out,”