“I would be interested in any sort of new reality show that comes up with something related to action, dance or using your mind, I am in for all. I love adventure and the adrenaline rush that comes with it and that gives me a kick,” he says.
He adds, “Reality shows can be quite the game changer in your career, says the actor, adding, “It gives you that boost. For people who are really new and doing something for the first time, it's an instant game changer for them, other than that it is like a booster and different perspectives and angles of people open up which is really cool.”
The actor was also the winner of the adventure-based reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 5’. Talking about his experience, he says, “I was the winner of season 5 of ‘KKK’. I always had that adventurous streak in me and I always loved sports. I was an athlete in school and college, and I am still practising MMA and playing cricket, tennis and swimming. I thought that the things that are done in Khatron otherwise would have not been possible even if I go and try to organise such things as jumping off a helicopter or going into a pit full of snakes. That prompted me to take ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’. The only thing I had informed Colors before taking the final call was whether I am vegetarian or do I have to eat cockroaches and insects. They said since it was going to be a prime-time show there won’t be anything like eating insects and that’s when I was 100 percent sure. I am a pure vegetarian and if I had to eat insects then I wouldn’t have done the show.”
He adds, “Our season was one of the biggest seasons because that year the talks were that if the show doesn’t do well, ‘KKK’ would end. Rohit (Shetty, filmmaker and host) sir has just come back as a host. Our season had a lot of entertainment and cool people and it became one of the best seasons. It had me, Gurmeet Choudhary, Karanvir Bohra, Kushal Tandon, TJ, Debina, Gauhar, Daya Sir, Nikitin Dheer, Salman Yusuf and many more.”
Adventures have always fascinated the actor, who adds, “It was the biggest reason for me to take the show. One of the most adventurous things that I have ever done outside of Khatron has been during my college times. The road of Delhi Airport that goes towards Dwarka is a very straight road and long one. So once what I did was that I went from one car to another. We maintained a speed of 35-40 per hour and I actually jumped from one car to another. It was crazy as the drivers had to be in the sink and no other vehicle should come near. If they would have come then I would have ended up in a hospital.”