Khatron Ke Khiladi 9, the Indian version of Fear Factor, is returning to the small screens, and the first list of contestants on the show is out. Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 will be hosted by director Rohit Shetty and is all set to roll in Argentina for its ninth edition of Jigar pe Trigger. Fans have been speculating about which celebrities will compete in the popular reality show. Earlier rumours reports were also predicting the names of former cricketer Sreesanth, actress Shamita Shetty, and TV actors Zain Imam and Arshi Khan. Other names that cropped up were Kirti Kharbanda(Roadies Contestant), comedienne Bharti Singh and husband Harssh Limbachiyaa, Prince Narula and newly engaged fiancée Yuvika Chaudhary of Bigg Boss-fame, Karan Tacker, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Sukirti Kandpal and Mandana Karimi. Jasmin Bhasin, Karan Patel, Avika Gor and singer Aditya Narayan were also named as Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 as contestants.
Here’s the list of Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 participants, as reported by The Spotlight Times:
1. Shamita Shetty — The actress and Shilpa Shetty’s sister has earlier been seen in reality shows Bigg Boss season 3 and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 8), and will now appear on Khatron Ke Khiladi season 9.
2. Aditya Narayan — The singer, who recently got turned into a meme after his infamous outburst at an IndiGo Airlines staff member, will also be seen on the stunt-based reality show.
3. Punit Pathak — Actor, Dancer, and Choreographer Punit Pathak is best known for his appearing in Dance India Dance season 2, Dance Ke Superstars, and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 4, 5, 6 and 7 as Shibani Dandekar, Lauren Gottlieb, Anushka Manchanda, and Mouni Roy’s choreographer respectively.
4. Vikas Gupta — Known for being the third runner-up on Bigg Boss 11. Vikas Gupta was high-rated Contestant in Bigg Boss Season-11 and now it is being predicted that he will enjoy his journey till the semi-finals.
6. Ridhima Pandit — She has starred in popular TV show Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant, and will now be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi.
8. Zain Imam — Seen in a number of TV shows like MTV’s Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, Tashan-E-Ishq and Yeh Vaada Raha, Imam will next be seen on the Rohit Shetty hosted reality show.
9. Bandgi Kalra — Seen in Bigg Boss 11, Bandgi Kalra will now be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi.
10. Avika Gor — Popular for playing Anandi in Balika Vadhu, Gor will now appear in a reality show of an entirely different kind.
11. Jasmin Bhasin — After getting popularity from daily soaps and appearing in a large number of South Indian movies, Bhasin will next be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi.