Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 premiered on Saturday night and host Rohit Shetty kick-started the adventure show with a tiger by his side. Soon, he made Nikki Tamboli, Divyanka Tripathi, Shweta Tiwari and other contestants face their fears. Arjun Bijlani won the first task for the show on Friday.
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 will have Shweta Tiwari, Arjun Bijlani, Abhinav Shukla, Divyanka Tripathi, Vishal Aditya Singh, Sourabh Raaj Jain, Mahek Chahal, Anushka Sen, Sana Makbul, Nikki Tamboli, Varun Sood and singers Rahul Vaidya and Aastha Gill as contestants.
While Nikki Tamboli and Rahul Vaidya failed in their first tasks on the show, it was Divyanka Tripathi who emerged as the show stealer. During a task, she managed to impress host Rohit Shetty, as well as, her co-contestants. She picked an iguana and a crocodile for the task.
Take a look at the highlights of the premiere episode:
11:30PM: Saurabh Raj Jain managed to complete the task but Divyanka Tripathi impressed everyone as she picked iguana and crocodile in her arms to shift them from one box to another. After announcing her as the winner for the task, Rohit also said that he could see a glimpse of a finalist in Divyanka.
11:15PM: The next stunt involved a face-off with hyena. Nikki Tamboli was the first one to attempt the task and she gave up half-way when she could not move a porcupine to a new place. However, she managed to complete the next part of the task which involved getting inside a hyena’s cage. Divyanka Tripathi and Saurabh Raaj Jain also attempted the task.
11:00PM: Rohit Shetty had to first sit down, and soon lie down when he could not take all jargon-filled explanation that Abhinav Shukla had after he completed his stunt. “I can understand now, bhai! Your feelings.” Rohit then announced that Abhinav Shukla was the winner for the task.
10:45PM: Rahul Vaidya was the second person to attempt the stunt. He could not make it and fell off the ramp. He remained in the air with just the harness holding him. Abhinav Shukla was the next one and he manages to complete it.
10:30PM: Rohit next took Rahul Vaidya and Varun Sood to task and asked them to prove who was a bigger fan of his films. Soon, the filmmaker introduced the next stunt for the task. The contestants were supposed to walk on a ramp, placed on a height, and hit the buzzer after crossing hurdles of moving planks and a gap in the ramp. Aastha Gill was the first one to attempt it.
10:15PM: Shweta Tiwari and Anushka Sen led the gang as Rohit Shetty introduced the first task for the day. They were to supposed to get a flag out of a cage, compete with three cheetahs and reach the finishing line after crossing hurdles on the way. While Shweta managed to reach the finish line, the cheetah reached the finishing line ahead of her. Arjun Bijlani also performed the task and he emerged as the winner as he took the least time to finish the race.
10:00PM: Shweta Tiwari made her entry next and had a special message from her daughter, Palak Tiwari. Palak appeared in a video to introduce Shweta before revealing that her mom, actor Shweta Tiwari is scared of darkness and lizards. She said, “All her fears have made our lives difficult. We sleep with all the lights switched on.”
9:45PM: The show began straight away with tasks. Divyanka Tripathi was asked to step over a small crocodile and as she was seen getting scared, Vishal Aditya Singh joked, “Divyanka ye bade wale sasurji hain, muh fula ke baithe hain (This is the elder father-in-law who is angry). She celebrated when she finally did it.
Rohit Shetty then said that Nikki Tamboli had told the show’s team that she is scared of butterflies. He then asked her to say ‘hi’ to a bunch of butterflies packed inside a glass box. Rohit tried his best for her to overcome but she kept crying each time she stepped closer to the box. However, she overcame her fear soon and kept her face in the box for some time.
9:30PM: The show began with Rohit Shetty introducing the show’s concept and talking about the risks involved. Shweta Tiwari, Arjun Bijlani, Abhinav Shukla, Divyanka Tripathi, Vishal Aditya Singh, Sourabh Raaj Jain, Mahek Chahal, Anushka Sen, Sana Makbul, Nikki Tamboli, Varun Sood and singers Rahul Vaidya and Aastha Gill were then introduced as the contestants.
Rubina Dilaik also makes an appearance when we get to see her via Abhinav Shukla’s phone when he was on their video call.
Soon, the contestants reach the set in a jeep and Rohit threatens them with a ferocious tiger by his side.
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 premiered Saturday night on Colors TV.