Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout

Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout was an Indian reality game show. Aired on Imagine TV, it was the Indian version of the American reality show Wipeout on ABC. It was hosted by Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and co-hosted by Saumya Tandon.[1][2] The show consisted of a series of obstacles which the contestants must clear to move on to the next round. If a contestant fails to complete an obstacle, he is said to be wiped out. It was organized at the Wipeout course in Buenos Aires, while the end-game bits were shot with Khan at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.[3] The show started airing on 1 February 2011 at 9:00 pm and ended on 25 February 2011 with Kushal Punjabi as the winner taking home Rs. 5,000,000, while German-Polish model Claudia Ciesla was the runners-up by 51 seconds.[4][5]

Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout
Also known asTotal Wipeout
GenreReality
Created byEndemol
Presented byShahrukh Khan, Saumya Tandon
StarringKarishma Tanna
Dimpy Ganguli
Akashdeep Saigal
Hina Khan
Debina Bonnerjee
Kushal Punjabi
Dipika Kakar
Divyanka Tripathi
Country of originIndia
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15
Production
Production location(s)Buenos Aires
Release
Original networkNDTV Imagine
Picture format480i (SDTV),
Original release1 February (2011-02-01) 
25 February 2011 (2011-02-25)
External links
Website

Show format

The show is based on a series of challenges in large pools of water or mud to win 5 million. The episode winner gets Rs. 10 lacs and direct entry in the Grand Finale, the cost decreases after every two episodes. The winner was Kushal Punjabi, who defeated Claudia in the final by 51 seconds and walked away with a prize money of Rs. 5 million.[6]

Contestants

Finalists

  1. Capt Albert Louis
  2. Dharamveer Singh
  3. Raja Chaudhary
  4. Ravi Dixit
  5. Jai Bhagwan
  6. Manoj Kumar
  7. Bhaktiyaar Irani
  8. Claudia Ciesla
  9. Amit Sareen
  10. Krushna Patil
  11. Kushal Punjabi
  12. Simran Kaur Mundi
  13. Annie Gill
  14. Hanif Hilal
  15. Vindu Dara Singh

Grand Finalists

Winner

Guests

  1. Priyanka Chopra
  2. Abhishek Bachchan
  3. Tusshar Kapoor
  4. Shreyas Talpade
  5. Kangana Ranaut
  6. Riteish Deshmukh
  7. Rani Mukerji

First episode

A total of 14 contestants participated in the first episode. They faced a series of challenges. Manoj Kumar won the episode completing Wipeout Zone challenge in 5 minutes and 27 seconds.[7] Manoj Kumar won Rs. 10 lakh and got a direct entry in the grand finale episode. Capt Albert Louis, former Army Commando won the 15th Episode and won 3 Lakh and got the final ticket to Grand Finale. So did Claudia Ciesla and Kushal Punjabi. The rest of the contestants were Wiped Out.

References

  1. "Dream come true". Hindustan Times. New Delhi. 26 December 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. "Small Screen: King Khan's Zor Ka Jhatka for TV viewers". Hindustan Times. 4 February 2011.
  3. "Kushal Punjabi wins Zor Ka Jhatka". Bollywood Hungama News Network. 26 February 2011.
  4. "Kushal Punjabi Wins Zor Ka Jhatka". NDTV Movies. 26 February 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  5. "Kushal Punjabi wins 'Zor Ka Jhatka'". The Times of India. 26 February 2011.
  6. IANS (26 February 2011). "Kushal Punjabi wins 'Zor Ka Jhatka'". Times of India. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  7. "First episode overview of Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout".
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