Mumbai: After 3 years of staying away from TV, and delivering some fantastic performances in the meanwhile, Khiladi Kumar will soon return to the TV with the upcoming edition of the stand-up comedy show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, which will air on Star Plus.
Unlike many actors who don’t prefer coming back to television, he hosted the first two seasons of KhatronKeKhiladi (2008, 2009) and the dance reality show Dare 2 Dance (2014).
According to sources, Akshay will be the main judge and he will be called Super Boss on the show and few more celebrities would be joining him as panel of judegs.
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge is the first and one of the most successful stand-up comedy shows on Indian television, which was aired on Star One (now Life OK) and it has completed four seasons so far.
Star Plus is bringing back the new season with bigger and better standards and improvisation in various aspects. The show will be the Star India’s answer to Kapil Sharma Show. Moreover, Kapil Sharma himself emerged from the very same format by winning the third season.
In the first season, Sunil Pal was the winner and Raju Srivastava was runner up. In the second season contestants from Pakistan were present and the winner RaufLala was from Pakistan. Kapil Sharma won the third season and the first runner up was ChandanPrabhakar both from Amritsar. Many other talented comedians like Siraj Khan, SudeshLehari, Rajiv Thakur, Bharti Singh, NavinPrabhakar, JassiKochar, Khayaali, DipooSrivastava, AhsaanQureshi have appeared in the show.
All the previous four seasons were conceived and created by Pankaj Saraswat of Violet Picture Company. Produced by Endemol India, the fourth series of the show launched on 6th June 2008 and it was judged by ShekarSuman and Navjot Singh Sidhu.