Khatron Ke Khiladi made me fearless: Ravi Dubey
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Khatron Ke Khiladi made me fearless: Ravi Dubey

Jamai Raja actor Ravi Dubey talks about his life-altering experience on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and how it taught him to be graceful during failures in life.

tv Updated: Oct 04, 2017 17:09 IST
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Ravi Dubey says basically, fear is a mental block, and after facing my fears, I have become fearless.

Ravi Dubey is a changed man. The actor, who was part of the adventure reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, says the experience transformed him. “It was an exhilarating and awesome experience that made me a better version of myself,” he says.

Although he didn’t win the show, Ravi feels that lasting till the finale and overcoming his fears was his victory. “Being on the show was never about winning but getting rid of my fears. Nothing could have given me this [feeling]. I feel proud of myself. Basically, fear is a mental block, and after facing my fears, I have become fearless. I am glad I conducted myself with grace and didn’t end up screaming or losing my calm on the show. I am proud that Shantanu (Maheshwari, actor-dancer) won, as he was a consistent performer and was very calm while performing the stunts.”

विजय दशमी रामायण के महायुद्ध में बुराई पर अच्छाई की विजय के उपलक्ष्य में मनाई जाती है ..हिंदू धर्म के अनुसार हर युग में इस महायुद्ध का मतलब अलग है सतयुग में ये युद्ध दो लोकों के बीच था , त्रेता युग में दो देशों के बीच , द्वापर युग में ये युद्ध पारिवारिक था ..और अब यानी कलयुग में ये युद्ध आंतरिक है ...हम हर दिवस ख़ुद से लड़ते हैं कभी ख़ुद से हारते हैं तो कभी ख़ुद पे विजय प्राप्त कर लेते हैं ...मेरे जीवन के ऐसे ही एक विजय पथ का अंतिम पड़ाव आज है ख़तरों के खिलाड़ी में मेरी लड़ाई ख़ुद से थी और आज मैं गर्व से कह सकता हूँ कि अपने आत्मसंदेह आत्मग्लानि और हीन भावना को पराजित करके मैं अपनी विजय दशमी मना चुका हूँ ..और आप ? ...आप सभी को दशहरा की शुभकामनाएँ...

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Ravi, who practices Buddhism, feels losing and winning are part of life and how a person handles both says a lot about them. The actor says the various stunts and their intensity put him through a rigorous test, helped him become a dignified competitor and taught him to be graceful during failures in life. “I realised what self-confidence and self-esteem are. The self-realisation I had during the show is worth everything. Sargun (Mehta; actor and his wife) and I participated in Nach Baliye too. We didn’t win it, but we learned how to handle a competitive space and how it affects us. If you are able to deal with tricky situations like that, then nothing can ever defeat you in life. I will overcome any kind of situation. That’s an important lesson I learned.”

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Most actors participate in reality shows for the money or the fame, but Ravi says he came away with a life-altering experience. “When I did the stunt with the chickens, where I had to hold my head above the ground while lying down and the chickens were pecking on my body, I held on for 45 minutes. I didn’t know I could do that and I realised that my endurance level is quite high. Where else would I have learned that? Being on reality shows has also taught me how to lose with grace. In life, you will win many times, but the definition of the victory might be different. Victory is not just about owning the trophy. If that people learn to think this way, we will become a different world and live in a healthy, competitive space.”

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First Published: Oct 04, 2017 17:08 IST