~The original Roadie, RannvijaySingha along with gang leaders- Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula, Nikhil Chinapakick start the Roadies audition frenzy ~
Pune, December 7 th , 2017: MTV, the iconic youth brand, is back with the country’s longest running reality show’s fifteenth and most XTREME season ever, Roadies Xtreme. Bringing in a tinge of adventure and surprise for the audience and gang leaders, the original Roadie, RannvijaySinghawill be ushering in the ‘unexpected’ this time around. Joining in the Roadies madness along with the adventure squad – Girl Boss, Neha Dhupia, Indian Television’s heartthrob, Prince Narulaand seasoned Roadies judge, Nikhil Chinapa. All the gang leaders along with RannvijaySingha were present at the auditions held in Pune city enabling aspiring Roadies to embark on the most exciting and adventurous road trip of their lives.
Pune city has time and again given the country some of the most competitive contestants on Roadies and this time around too the gang leaders kicked off the hunt for the most extreme season as they drove down to Pune city. As always, the true Pune spirit did shine through as the contestants turned out in huge numbers for the auditions. Known as the ‘Oxford of the east ‘due to its rich educational legacy, a lot of students auditioned to brave the ultimate test of courage.
Commenting on the most extreme season of India’s cult reality show, Ferzad Palia, Head – Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “It’s the 15th season and yet it feels like the first. The excitement of the fans that leads up to the auditions is contagious and this drives us to make every season the very best. This year the show is going to be extreme in every aspect and if there is one thing the Roadies fans expect, it’s the unexpected. We are thrilled to kick off this season in Pune, a city that lives and breathes the Roadies spirit and are confident to find some interesting contestants for the show this year from this city.”
Speaking about the new season, the original Roadie,RannvijaySingha said, “As the name suggests, this time Roadies will get extreme and the audience will be in for a major surprise for sure. My role won’t be that of a gang leader, but that of somebody who will be bringing in twists and turns at every level possible. I have been associated with the show for 15 years now and do know what it takes to be a Roadie. Right from the auditions to the journey, I will be making sure that the contestants and gang leaders, both face extreme challenges and emerge stronger than ever.”
Neha Dhupia, who will be returning for the third time on the show, said “Roadies is a cult show which is part of every youngsters life in the country. Personally, I am very intrigued by the concept of the show and I love the passion that the contestants emanate, their dream to become a roadie and willingness to do anything to achieve that. That spirit, to me, is phenomenal. Every year through Roadies we hope to present some inspiring and passion filled journey’s and this year as well we aim to do the same. Apart from all the hard work, I am looking forward to pushing the limits and living upto the name of the season… EXTREME!”
Roadies prodigy, Prince Narula said, “Roadies is my alma mater. It was a great kickstarter for me and owe it all to Roadies! When I was first approached to be a gang leader on Roadies, I felt like life had come full circle for me. My main aim is now to win the show and this time around I will make sure to strategize better and fight it out with full force. I will ensure that my gang wins Roadies Xtreme!”
Explaining his views on the new season, MTV VJ Nikhil Chinapa- “Being a gang leader on Roadies involves one to be extremely calm, composed and motivated at all times. In the upcoming season I am excited about choosing my own gang members and motivating them to win the show. We were extremely close to winning the previous season and this year I will make sure to strategize well and keep the spirits high so that we definitely kill it. They say this is going to be an extreme season, but I am all set with my game face on.”
Roadies Xtreme has gone all out with its promotional activities by leveraging all the platforms through an extensive 360-degree campaign. The fifteenth season of Roadies unarguably promises to be the most extreme season ever with gang leaders facing the test of bravery along with their respective gang members.
The Pune auditions began today starting with group discussions being followed by one- on- one interaction with the gang leaders. The auditions were filled with an abundance of excitement and more horsepower than ever!
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