|Rajneesh Duggal has won the fifth season of stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster".
Model-actor Rajneesh Duggal won the fifth season of stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi Season Five" at the finale Sunday. He took home prize money of Rs.25 lakh and a Mahindra Scorpio SUV.
The actor, who feared lizards and snakes the most, left behind all the other contestants in the reality show hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty, and was rewarded a trophy by Bollywood star Ajay Devgn in the finale episode.
"When our journey was about to begin, all the contestants were told to fill a form where they had to pen down their fears in a column. I was scared of lizards and snakes the most. The show put me against crocodiles and snakes. The show helped me overcome my fear of crocodiles and snakes," Rajneesh told IANS.
The first episode of "Khatron Ke Khiladi Season Five" went on air March 22 on Colors.
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Rajneesh Duggal, who won the fifth season of stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster", eyes "quality work" and says medium doesn't not matter.
"I want to go for quality work. The medium does not matter. Be it a film, TV show or a live stage performance, it has to be projected right and should have a quality that is worth sharing with the masses," Rajneesh told IANS in a telephonic interview.
The Model-turned actor won prize money of Rs.25 lakh and also a Mahindra SUV on "Khatron Ke Khiladi".
If the actor ever gets an opportunity, he would like to work with filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who hosted "Khatron Ke Khiladi".
"I have spent a great amount of time with my host Rohit Shetty and I have learnt a lot from him during the show. He is very disciplined. I would love to work with him," said Rajneesh who seen in the movie "1920" and "Samrat & Co".
The reality show went air on Colors March 22 and it helped the actor overcome his fear of lizards and snakes.
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Talking about competitors, the actor said competition was tough.
"TV actors Salman Yusuff Khan, Nikitin Dheer and Gurmeet Choudhary were strong competitors, according to me."
And among girls, he named celebrities Teejay Sidhu and Debina Bonnerjee.
The actor shared a blissful company with Salman and Niketan, since the rest of the contestants were mostly couples.
"I, Salman and Niketan used to sit at the back seats of the bus, while travelling to the location. Other contestants used to call us 'back seat boys'. Since, most of the participants were couples, the three of us shared a good bond," said the actor.
When asked, if he ever wants to be a part of a reality show like "Bigg Boss", he said: "I cannot share my personal space on cameras 24/7, that too for 80-90 days. I am very much mentally stable, but I do not want to go for 'Bigg Boss'."
Currently, the actor is working on an upcoming film directed by Rajiv S. Ruia.
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