Why Arjun Bijlani and Divyanka Tripathi are the most impressive competition beasts
Five competitors remain on Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 11 ahead of Sunday’s grand finale where one of them will receive the trophy and a brand new car from host Rohit Shetty. The finalists this season are Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, Arjun Bijlani, Shweta Tiwari, Vishal Aditya Singh and Varun Sood. Khatron Ke Khiladi has become a national phenomenon thanks to the daredevil stunts competitors perform on the show. While some stunts are physical in nature (like swinging from a helicopter), others are just gruesome often involving creepy caterpillars or reptiles.
This season, contestants shot for the duties in Cape Town, South Africa, but filming for the finale and the winner’s announcement took place at Film City in Mumbai on September 21. While we’re pretty confident about who will make it into the top 2, let’s take a look at which competitors have achieved the most impressive runs this season:
Divya Tripathi Dahiya
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is both actor and daredevil. She said goodbye to her fears and put herself in danger several times to perform miraculous feats to thrill audiences, like crossing a giant swing in about three minutes or picking up a crocodile and running while holding it in her arms. Divyanka wowed viewers in the very first episode of Season 11 of Khatron Ke Khiladi in which she had to carry a crocodile in her arms and put it in a cage. She completed this task in seconds. Host Rohit Shetty called her the most daring contender this season. In fact, he pitched her as one of the day one finalists.
Divyanka outdid herself again when she performed a stunt on fighter planes. The task was to get on the fighter plane and collect up to 10 flags and Divyanka did it amazingly. In another stunt, Divyanka and her fellow competitors Mahekk Chahal and Vishal Aditya Singh had to cross a giant swing in the midst of the air, above the water. While Vishal failed to complete the stunt, Mehekk completed it in about 10 minutes. However, Divyanka only took 3 minutes 36 seconds to complete the task, leaving Rohit Shetty and his fellow competitors speechless.
Divyanka, in fact, secured a direct entry to this season’s finale as she won the ticket to the final task, beating Rahul Vaidya. It was one of the toughest and most grueling jobs of the season in which the two had to get off a bus suspended in the air through a ladder, pulling the dummy down through a pulley. and pick it up. They then had to remove equipment from the car parked there, and attach it to the danger box. But Divyanka did it effortlessly with a big smile on her face.
Arjun Bijlani stunned audiences with his daredevil tendencies on the show. He was one of the first contestants to win the K Medal, which gave him the power to jump any stunt, even if it was an elimination task. There was a big battle between the competitors to win the first K-Medal. Several stunts were performed among the contestants, but in the end it was a face-to-face between Vishal Aditya Singh and Arjun in the last stunt. The task performed between them involved a rescue operation of four family members (dummies) from a bus that was sunk underwater. Arjun took less time to complete the extremely difficult underwater stunt than Vishal and was therefore declared the winner of the first K medal.
This season the show featured a series of underwater stunts that repeatedly made all contestants nervous as breathing underwater becomes very difficult after a certain point if you are not a professional swimmer. And, Arjun faced something similar in a task where he had to pick up bullets that were chained and locked underwater. Even though the actor pulled off the task smoothly, he called it one of his “toughest” stunts on the show.
Who can forget her brave performance with Divyanka in a stunt involving an electric shock? In the task, Arjun and Divyanka had to play together as partners on an electric tower. While performing the stunt, Arjun suffered multiple electric shocks from touching the wrong wires while unhooking metal flags from the tower. But the duo came out handily by collecting as many metal flags as possible, unlike their competitors Varun Sood-Sana Makbul and Abhinav Shukla-Nikki Tamboli.
Arjun has performed several outrageous stunts during the season, it’s amazing that he came out injury-free unlike his fellow competitors.
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