They met on the sets of Bigg Boss 7 and before anyone could blink, they were a couple…
Kushal Tandon and Gauahar Khan are back together in a new reality show, Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 5. The couple seems very much in love – neither can leave the side of the other for even a minute. Awww…!
However, in this competition they are not a couple; instead, they will be pitted against each other and only one of them can win. Will it be Kushal or Gauahar – ‘Who knows! It’s okay if either of us wins’, they say. The duo talk about life inside and outside the BB7 house, their strategy for Khatron Ke Khiladi, their fears and more…
How do you feel taking up something so challenging?
Gauahar Khan: I am very happy and thrilled that we are getting the opportunity to do this together.
Kushal Tandon: I happy and it’s very nice of Colors to give us this opportunity. I am glad they think we deserve to do the show.
You just finished a reality show; why do another one so soon?
G: We thought a lot about it and after that came to the conclusion, why not! This will give us more time to spend with each other.
K: Frankly, I did not want to do this initially, but Gauahar convinced me.
Who do you think is mentally and physically stronger?
K: For that you will have to watch the show from March 22, 2014.
G: Mentally, I think I am very strong. Physically and mentally, he is very strong. However, if you compare physicality among the women competing in Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi 5, then I think I am very strong. You cannot compare the physicality between men and women.
How have you prepared for the show?
G: We’ve had no time to prepare – we’ve only been going shopping and getting our clothes ready.
K: We haven’t done much shopping either. We have just signed the papers. We will be shopping tomorrow from dawn to dusk.
G: See how stressed he is about shopping!
So what’s on your shopping list?
K: Underwear and ganjis… that’s it.
G: Yaah, he needs to look hot on the show, you see!
What is your biggest fear?
G: I am not going to say what my fear is. I have a lot of fears. I don’t want to reveal them as of now, because then I will be made to face them on the show.
K: Snakes, cockroaches, creepy species.
Who do you think is your biggest competitor?
K: Everybody is good and they are all very fit. Let’s see who wins.
Any friends among the contestants.
K: No friends – all are colleagues.
What is your biggest strength?
K: My mind and will power.
G: My family – they’ve made me who I am and that’s why I am strong. It’s from them that I get my strength.
Did you get any kind of warning from friends before signing the contract?
K&G: No, not really!
Has life changed for you as a couple inside the house and outside?
G: Inside the house we were strangers first, then we became friends and then we became a couple. Outside we are just a couple, so we are going backwards now – we’re maintaining our friendship and sometimes we try to be strangers so that we can have this spark again and come back together. So we are exploring it backwards now.