The new season of the Indian version of Fear Factor, Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, began with a bang on January 30 at 9 pm on Colors. The reality show’s has a new host this time in actor Arjun Kapoor, who had generated quite a lot of buzz before the show. The premiere show of Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 was quite entertaining and Arjun turned out to be a cool host. He is not overtly strict as a host of the stunts-based show, but made sure to assert himself wherever required in a non-invasive way. That’s what made Arjun cooler than the previous hosts, director Rohit Shetty and the stud actor Akshay Kumar. If you remember, actress Priyanka Chopra as Khatron Ke Khiladi hostess had not shown the spunk she later did in movies such as the biopic Mary Kom.

Arjun Kapoor really makes Khatron Ke Khiladi look more happening than it was. It’s almost like Roadies now, a popular stunts-based reality show on Colors’ sister channel MTV. But it has humour and is lighter than Roadies (thankfully) even with the breathtaking stunts on offer. The contestants of Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 are also better than previous seasons, one felt. But that remains to be seen, as the episodes and more stunts happen on the show.

Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 began with the nomination of contestants Tanisha Mukherjee and Jay Bhanushali as the captains of their respective teams of Red and Blue. The two captains then chose their own team members, with Jay opting for his wife and co-contestant Mahhi Vij as one of his team, of course.

Other than Tanisha and Jay, Beauty pageant winner and actress Parvathy Omanakuttan and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai star Sana Saeed as well as television actors Himmansho Malhotra, Aishwarya Sakhuja, Faisal Khan, Sidharth Shukla, Tina Dutta, Vivan Bhatena, dancer Mukti Mohan and more will definitely add to the viewership ratings of Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. And that will turn out to be good not just for them but for Arjun Kapoor also. If this season of KKK 7 is a hit with Arjun’s Keeda and Peeda, he will be hosting the next few seasons too, we guess (depending on his dates). (ALSO SEE: Full list Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 contestants)

The first stunt on Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 is the car stunt that gave the contestants some vertigo for sure. One contestant had to rescue another tied down in a car hanging upside down from a building! The Blue team won this task.

The second stunt was the one where one had to eat fruit while covered with insects. This was a more usual one, but the underwater rescue action really left even the viewers gasping for breath! It was Aishwarya vs Mukti in this one, both being good swimmers. While Aishwarya went breathless twice, Mukti had to pay for refusing to wear swimming goggles.

Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 is based in Argentina, the land of Lionel Messi and Maradona. But this bunch of Indians is sure making it their own! Good job, Arjun Kapoor and team. Keep watching this space for more on Khatron Ke Khiladi 7Our rating for Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 would be – 3.5 stars.