Asked why she chose "Fear Factor..." as a television
debut, she said: "Actually I'm doing so many films right
now that there's no time for television. When 'Fear Factor'
came to me, because it's my favourite show and I love spontaneous
things...and the fact that I could grill the boys and be really
mean to them, I guess being a part of a show like this was really
exciting for me. What made it easier for me was they required
only 20 days from me."
"Fear Factor" on the Colors channel will bring together
13 celebrities competing with one another by performing daring
stunts and the one who survives through all the tasks is the
"This time the stunts are bigger, a little more scary,
a little more gross. Actually they play with your mind at lot...There
can be trivial things that scare you. Some fear darkness, some
may fear cockroaches, so it's basically playing with your fears,"
The show was earlier supposed to have cricketers as contestants
this season but now they have male celebrities including model-actors
Rahul Dev, Milind Soman and Dino Morea, actors Rahul Bose, Shabbir
Ahluwalia, Karan Singh, funnyman Cyrus Broacha, filmmaker Abhishek
Kapoor and squash champion Ritwik Bhattacharya.
"I think BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India)
had a commitment with the channel but later what happened I
really don't know. But now I have contestants from various fields...so
I feel it's much better because you have various people who
will talk about many, many things. It's a different mix of people,"
Asked whom she would choose if she had to select participants
among her co-stars, she said: "I would love to see Shah
Rukh Khan in this show. If Ranbir (Kapoor) had been a participant
it would have been great entertainment."
Priyanka reveals that her mother is scared about her being
on the adventure show.
"My father and brother were very excited, but my mom got
very scared and she said she would stay with me during the shoot
and keep praying for me," the actress said.
So will we get to see her perform dangerous stunts as well?
"You will see me showing stunts. Quite a few actually...may
be not in every episode. See the lucky thing is I'm the host
and I can pick my stunts," she quipped.
"Fear Factor..."' is expected to go on air in September
and will be shot in Brazil this month.