The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. But has Arjun Kapoor lived up to our expectations? Read on to find out…
Frankly, for the first time when I heard Arjun Kapoor will be debuting as the host of Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, I was pretty unsure if he’ll be able to pull it off or no. Although I agree he is witty and has taken the centre stage at several award shows in the past. But considering KKK is all about action and has had hosts like Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty, it’s really important to continue the legacy with someone who is equally fearless and has that fire in him to lead this season. Now that way, it was quite a gamble for Arjun to take up something so challenging. But boy, what a surprise! With action on one side, Arjun made sure he gives us an all new filmy experience with a blend of action, romance, comedy and a house full of entertainment. Read on to get a detailed review….
I liked the way how we were introduced to this new season. It started off with Bollywood celebs- Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan underestimating Arjun’s hosting skills through an audio visual. They basically pretended to be under the same impression as us so that we relate better. Quite a thoughtful way to begin. Following which, we were then introduced to the stunning contestants of this season in a total filmy andaaz. While Tanisha Mukherji recreated sister Kajol’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. Vivan Bhatena made a drool-worthy entry like one of the Bollywood young guns, flaunting his chiselled abs. Now such aspects only add on to the excitement level. Similarly, even the tasks were pretty good and got us on the edge of our seats. But the highlight had to be Arjun who made sure he keeps us entertained with his funny jokes and that youthful vibe. He didn’t pretend to be Akshay or Rohit. He was just being himself, out there to have fun, flirt around, motivate the contestants and keep us entertained. PS: He even performed a couple of tasks despite being labelled as ‘fattu’ by his B-town buddies. Ab isse kehte hai Khatron Ke Khiladi…
The tasks gave us a slight dejavu feeling. Considering Arjun is on board, they could have made the format more filmy. In the sense, the tasks could have had some twists, maybe like a film scene or at least name it after a film’s scene. Or a stunt named after a celeb. Now that would have been more interesting, no? Also, a few jokes were a little forced and failed to tickle our funny bones. Be funny but not so funny that you end up feeling constipated.
All in all, I enjoyed this first episode. It’s a treat for Arjun fans and we have to credit him for being SO easy going as a host. As a first timer, way to go by! And now we can safely say that, we can’t wait to watch the remaining episodes of this season. Bring it on!