By Anil Merani: Bigg Boss 13 contestant Asim Riaz has been granted a second chance to shine in the limelight, all thanks to Khatron Ki Khiladi 14 (KKK). The show’s physical challenges are precisely what Asim needed.

After Bigg Boss, Asim’s career trajectory didn’t quite reach the next level. He got a few add-on assignments( Blackberrys, B’lue, Numero Uno, Royal Enfield) or acting assignments(a bit role in Main Tera Hero), and he found his niche in music videos (Neha Kakkar’s Kalla Sona Hai and Arman Malik’s Veham), a testament to the influence of his Bigg Boss stint.

I agree. Bigg Boss made him a big-ticket influencer, and he must have made good money, but he could have gone places.

 KKK should have happened much sooner. Typically, Colors signs talents for both BB and KKK so they can better utilize their abilities. Why would you give one contestant so much considerable BB attention and not milk it?

 It took Asim several years to return to Colors TV, raising questions about the channel’s perception of his market value and leaving us wondering about the future of his career.

 He was undoubtedly a good  BB find; his constant run-ins with the now-deceased Siddharth Shukla had made him a household name. Later in the game, he smartly joined Sid in acknowledging his power.

His relationship with Himanshi Khurana, which started in BB, lasted long before religious differences ruined it.

 Seeing Asim’s initial success, his doctor brother Umar gave him the white coat to give him a chance at the glamorous world. So far, he has yet to succeed.

Asim hopes Lady Luck will shine this time, for the KKK is also a huge show. It has a lot of online traction, which should help him. Asim’s equation with KKK host Rohit Shetty will be fun to watch.

He will leave no stone unturned to go the whole hog in the KKK, unlike BB. His physique and personality make him a firm favourite to win.

He hopes that this time around, he will get many more lucrative modelling gigs and acting assignments. He must know he might not get a third chance, as he is not getting any younger.

 Asim will soon fly to Romania with Shilpa Shinde, Gashmeer Mahajanim Nimrit Kaur, and Abhishek Kumar for the KKK shoot.