Nikitin Dheer takes on new role as host

Published May 23, 2014, 5:48 am IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 6:26 am IST
The Chennai Express actor will host Best of Fear Files on the small screen
Nikitin Dheer   (Photo: DC archives)
 Nikitin Dheer (Photo: DC archives)

Mumbai: With a height of 6’4”, a powerful physique and an intimidating aura, Nikitin Dheer created quite a wave as “Thangaballi” on the big screen. Now, the actor will host Best of Fear Files on the small screen.

Having won critical appreciation and box office success as an antagonist, Nikitin is excited to explore the world of television as the narrator of the show, directed by his father Pankaj Dheer.


Incidentally, Tanushree Dutta was previously chosen to host the show, but when her contract came up for renewal, the show’s makers roped in Nikitin — who has just had a popular stint on the reality show Khatron ke Khiladi.

“The reason I accepted BOFF was that it is completely different from my previous work in Bollywood so far,” Nikitin said. “Till now I have mostly done characters with a negative streak, so I felt it was a good opportunity to connect with my audience through a different genre. I was instantly drawn towards the show owing to its gritty content. Most importantly, I am really excited to be directed by my father as it is the first time we are working together.”


It’s not all been positive news for the actor though. Recently, there have been rumours that on Khatron ke Khiladi, Nikitin benefitted from being the host, filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s favourite, and got undue advantages over the other contestants.

Nikitin however, chooses to simply shrug off those reports. “Rohit did not favour me,” the actor asserted. “This is simply wrong information and you can ask him about it too,” he said.