A police constable sustained burns after he set his face on fire after covering it with a piece of cloth for an act on a TV reality show, which will have Bollywood star Salman Khan as the celebrity guest. Despite the burns, the policeman successfully performed the stunt again.
Constable Santosh Maltumkar's act on the reality show Entertainment Ke Liye Aur Bhi Kuch Karega required him to cover his face with a cloth and then set it on fire as well as break piles of glass slabs. However, the fire spread and became unbearable for him.
The production crew came to his rescue and stopped the fire from spreading any further, but he sustained burns on his chest, said a press release from Sony TV, which will broadcast the show starting Monday at 10 p.m.
Prior to the act, Maltumkar had said: "I have been performing stunts for many years now and have taught more than 12,000 students... nothing has ever gone wrong. I am very confident about my act."
This confidence led him to perform the stunt again despite the burns. And he carried it out with ease.
His act had the judges - choreographer-director Farah Khan, singer-composer Anu Malik and actor Salman Khan - on the edge of their seat. He even won a prize money of Rs.11,111.
Entertainment Ke Liye Aur Bhi Kuch Karega is the second season of "Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega", a multi-talent reality show produced by Wizcraft Television.