I can't step into Akshay's shoes: Priyanka
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who is all set to replace actor Akshay Kumar as the host of reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, insists she can never step into his shoes. 'Akshay is the original khiladi,' she says.tv Updated: Mar 23, 2010 14:07 IST
"I can never step into his shoes. Akshay is the original Khiladi. He is super good at what he does," Priyanka said.
"He has taken the show to a different level and my effort will be to take it forward from there. He has already made my job easier," she added.
The actor was the host for the reality show in 2009, which had 13 women - models and actresses - taking part in it. Akshay popularised the show with his daring stunts, which is an Indian version of the US reality show Fear Factor.
Now Priyanka will be anchoring the special IPL Edition of the show on Colors, which will have 13 Indian and international cricketers competing with each other.
The 27-year-old actress had made her Bollywood debut opposite Akshay in 2003 film Andaaz and also went on to star with him in films including Aitraaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Waqt: Race Against Time.
The national award-winning actress, who was in the capital to launch four new body wash variants from Lux, has three films in the pipeline.
"My next film Anjana Anjani will release in July or August. I am also starting work on Saat Khoon Maaf with Vishal Bhardwaj and once Khatron... is finished, I will start shooting for Don 2," said Priyanka.