Eesha Koppikhar who is hosting the wrestling reality show ‘100 % De Dhana Dhan’ had a fun time shooting in South Africa. The black belt actress not only loved the country but also enjoyed the wild life in the jungles.
She says, “It was such fun doing ‘100% De Dhana Dhan’ in South Africa. The warmth of the people can only be compared with that our people of India. I always wanted to visit South Africa also for its diverse wild life. Being an ardent animal lover, I was really looking forward to experience the wild life safari. So, at the first given opportunity, I just took off to visit the Lion’s Park at Johannesburg.”
She continues, “The experience was thrilling and endearing. Not only did I get a chance to see lions up close in person, but I also got a chance to play with the cubs. It was an amazing experience playing with cubs. They pulled, scratched, even tried to bite me. I guess neither the cubs nor I felt threatened in each other’s company. Like human babies, all that they wanted was fun and pampering. I just loved the way the cubs were being treated at the Lions Park. Even though in a protected environment, they were yet so free.”
The actress got the rare privilege to see the White Albino Lion. She adds, “I have visited several wildlife sanctuaries and seen Tigers at Jim Corbett National Park, Gir National Park, Ranthanbhore Tiger Reserve, Kanha Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh National Park etc, but the South African safari was like watching King Lion and his family in his their palace.
Coming back to ‘100% De Dhana Dhan’, Eesha plays the coordinator on the show between the two teams in terms of language and observes the games and performances and helps bridge the gap between all parties, the audience, the two teams and the mentors.