'There is a lot of politics in Khatron Ke Khiladi'
Ajaz Khan, the latest evictee from Khatron Ke Khiladi, shares his experience of being a part of the show and what lies ahead for him.
Actor Ajaz Khan, who was a wildcard entry in the adventure-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, was ousted from the show very quickly.
"When I got the offer to be on Khatron Ke Khiladi, it sounded like a paid holiday since the shoot happens in Cape Town. So I said why not?" Ajaz says.
Of the experience, he says, "It was a dream come true for me to perform these adventurous stunts. I didn't believe in myself; I felt I could never do dangerous stunts.
"But I managed to do them, apart from the breathing stunt. That was one of the most difficult tasks because I don't know how to swim."
The former Bigg Boss contestant even managed to partially overcome his fear of heights and water.
"I am claustrophobic. I have overcome that to a certain extent," he reveals.
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Image: Ajaz Khan
'Gauahar is a brave and intelligent girl'
Ajaz was attracted towards Gauahar Khan, his co-contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss 7.
Gauhar had reportedly threatened to quit Khatron Ke Khiladi when she first heard that Ajaz was going to be on it too.
"It was Kushal's (Tandon) statement not Gauhar's. She is a brave and intelligent girl. She could have won Bigg Boss 7, but Kushal diverted her."
He may not be on good terms with Gauahar and Kushal but is in touch with other co-contestants from Bigg Boss 7.
"I am in touch with most people from the house -- Armaan Kohli, Tanishaa Mukherji, Kamya Punjabi, Sangram Singh and Pratyusha Banerjee. We keep meeting at parties and other social events.
"The only people I can never get along with are Andy and Kushal -- I don't have any particular reason to hate them, it's just that I get negative vibes from people who keep bitching about everybody."
Image: Ajaz Khan and Gauahar Khan on Kahtron Ke Khiladi
'Before I went to South Africa, Gauhar (Khan) and Kushal (Tandon) had bitched about me to the other contestants'
There were reports that the other contestants on Khatron... hardly spoke to Ajaz.
He says there was "a lot of politics" on the show.
"Before I went to South Africa, Gauhar (Khan) and Kushal (Tandon) had bitched about me to the other contestants. So the contestant looked at me with contempt.
"After they got to know me, they started talking to me properly."
He says he mingled with Karanvir Bohra, Teejay Sidhu and Deana Uppal. He spent his free time exploring the city, shopping for himself and his loved ones back home.
"Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu have become really good friends," Ajaz says
The most difficult task he had to perform on the show was the one in which he had to wear shorts and lie down on ice for eight minutes.
"Outside, the weather was freezing cold and I was in shorts! Plus, I had to be on ice. It was the toughest task I did. But I am very happy that I did the task with composure."
Image: Ajaz Khan on Khatron Ke Khiladi
'Rohit is a very good host and he has promised me a film'
Has he impressed Rohit Shetty, the host of Khatron…, as he intended?
"Rohit is a very good host and he has promised me a film. I am sure he will keep his promise. I am just waiting for his call," Ajaz replied.
He thinks Rajneesh Duggal will win the trophy in this edition of Khatron Ke Khiladi.
After Bigg Boss, the actor got busy with the shoot of Ya Rab and is in talks with Rajkumar Santoshi and Mahesh Bhatt.
"I don't want to restrict myself to either South films or Bollywood. I have started to get a lot of work post Bigg Boss and KKK.
"I want to work with new directors and new producers. So, yes, it's all very exciting.
There’s TV work too.
"I am in talks for a show on Star Plus and I was on Comedy Nights with Kapil recently. But I don't want to be seen too much on television in back-to-back shows," he said.
Image: Rohit Shetty, Ajaz Khan, Salman Yusuff Khan on Khatron Ke Khiladi