Kushal Punjabi has won Imagine TV’s reality show ‘Zor Ka Jhatka’, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, in the grand finale on Feb 25.
Kushal, seen on the small screen as well as in bit roles in films like ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ and ‘Salaam-E-Ishq’, walked away with the grand prize of Rs.5 million, as the show came to an end after four weeks. It provided light entertainment through unusual water-based adventures.
The show was in the news mainly because of the star host – Shah Rukh Khan, who gave a running commentary during the episodes. Actress Saumya Tandon was his co-host.
‘Zor Ka Jhatka’, an Indian version of the internationally popular ‘Wipeout!’, started with 28 contestants, who were taken out of their comfort zone to battle it out in an obstacle course set in Argentina.
The participants on the show included celebs like Akashdeep Saigal, Amit Sareen, Ashima Bhalla, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Claudia Ciesla, Debina Bonnerjee, Gaurav Chopraa, Jennifer Winget, Karishma Tanna, Kushal Punjabi, Narayani Shastri, Natasha Suri, Payal Rohatgi, Priyadarshani Singh, Raja Chaudhary, Dimpy Mahajan, Rohit Verma, Simran Kaur Mundi among others.
The finale started with a fight between 15 contestants for the prize money. Thereafter, four contestants – Claudia Ciesla, Kushal Punjabi, Captain Albert and Jai Bhagwan – made their way to the deciding round of the ‘Wipeout Zone’, where the winner was finally announced.
The special guests for the evening included Dolly Bindra and Rani Mukerji, who even dancedwith Shah Rukh.
To add humour, contestants were given funny awards under the category of "Ram Lal Foundation Award" for Manoranjan award which was given to Priyadarshani Singh, "Running Commentary" which was given to Sonika Kaliraman, and the "Haste Zakhm" to Dimpy Mahajan.(IANS)