'Fiction can get boring and monotonous'

'Fiction can get boring and monotonous'

'Fiction can get boring and monotonous'

Celebrity couple Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu, both successful actors in their own right, are a part of this season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.

They were asked to take part in the show soon after the successful run of their Punjabi film, Love Yoou Soniye.

They took some time off to share their experiences with Metrolife. Participating on the show impacted both Teejay and Karanvir in different ways.

Teejay says her stint on the show made her realise that she is stronger than she thought.

“I didn’t think I would last beyond a few weeks but I made it all the way to the finale. I never let myself give up or give in. I am a fighter and find challenges irresistible to pass,” she says. Karanvir thinks that the show taught him that one should always have a game plan, “No matter what you attempt to do in life, have some idea of how you are going toaccomplish that goal. I sometimes tend to be a little too spontaneousbut not anymore.” 

The show is designed to test the participant’s mental, physical and emotional endurance level.

And most of them who are a part of the show say that they always end up discovering a side of them that they didn’t know existed. 

Karanvir reasons, “We are never exposed to these kinds of challenges in everyday life. These are extreme situations and now that I’ve faced and overcome them, I can face anything.”

The couple has together and individually judged and taken part in many reality shows and believes that they have become an indispensable part of television viewing.  

Teejay thinks people are interested in seeing how a person is in real life. 

“There’s a sense of voyeurism we have, we love peeping into other people’s lives. We love watching reality TV because we know they are for real. In this show, when people cried, they really cried. When they had warm moments with other khiladis, they really shared a genuine warmth.”  

Karanvir says, “Fiction can get boring and monotonous sometimes. Reality shows are more relatable for people than scripted shows.” 

Teejay and Karanvir too had their share of tough moments on the show.

Teejay recalls, “Since Karanvir and I were both on the show, the pressure on us was double. My toughest moment was watching him do one of the underwater stunts. Karanvir is a strong swimmer but it was still really unnerving.”

Karanvir agrees, summing up, “For me, it was also the same underwater stunt. I imagined what it must feel like to drown and die — when you are desperate for that one breath of air but can’t get it. It made me appreciate being alive.” 

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