TV VJ Nikhil Chinapa returns to Roadies after 7 years; to take over Karan’s gang

Buckle up as the deadliest season of Roadies Rising is all set to stun you this Saturday

~ Gang leaders - Rannvijay Singha, Neha Dhupia, Karan Kundrra, Prince Narula and Harbhajan Singh kick off the hunt for the ultimate Roadie~

~MTV VJ Nikhil Chinapa returns to Roadies after 7 years; to take over Karan’s gang~

~The fourteenth season of the cult youth reality show goes on air this Saturday, February 25 at 7pm~

Buckle up as the deadliest season of Roadies Rising is all set to stun you this Saturday

Buckle up as the deadliest season of Roadies Rising is all set to stun you this Saturday

Bangalore, February 24, 2017: Fire, deadly desire, iron will and a devil-may-care attitude – that’s what’s in store for you this Saturday as the most widely anticipated season of India’s longest running youth reality show – Roadies – returns for its deadliest season ever! MTV, the iconic youth brand returns with the fourteenth season of the cult reality show, Roadies Rising. Bigger, better and deadlier than ever, this season, aspiring roadies will be seen facing the adventure squad-veteran Roadie, Rannvijay Singha, Bollywood’s lethal combination of beauty with brains, Neha Dhupia, the winning gang leader from last season, Karan Kundrra, reality show king, Prince Narula in multi-city auditions that will be showcased this Saturday, February 25th at 7pm. Adding a layer of mystery and excitement ace Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh will also be seen on the showing bringing some intriguing twists and turns for both – the contestants and the gang leaders!

Preparing for a journey down the reincarnation highway, contestants will be faced with the ultimate test of courage and bravery as they set out on an experience of a lifetime. Once chosen by their gang leaders, gang members will relive the fragments of history and valiant battles by foraying into battlegrounds that remind us of the struggle for freedom and martyrdom. The gangs will commence their journey, which begins in March, from Jhansi culminating at the ultimate battleground – Kurukshetra in the bid to find the ultimate warrior who will be crowned the new Roadie!

Commenting on his first time association with Roadies, ace cricketer Harbhajan Singh said, “Roadies has a huge fan following among the youth and that’s one of the reasons for me to be a part of the show. My role in the show will pretty much be the same as on the cricket ground - to throw googlies. Let’s see how the gang leaders and members face my googlies.”

Commenting on being a part of the fourteenth season of Roadies, Rannvijay Singha said, “Year on year this show keeps surprising me. It is extremely satisfying to see that even after so many years, far from losing its charm, we see more and more young people queueing up to become a Roadie. This new season is going to be the deadliest season ever. The tasks are going to be more difficult than ever and if the auditions are any indication, the contestants will be in for a lot of surprises this year around.”

On being a part of MTV Roadies, Neha Dhupia said, “I was sure this year would be a great show and we did get an amazing set of contestants from all the cities we went to. I hope that my presence on the show as the only female gang leader keeps motivating girls all over the country to come forward and live their dream of becoming a Roadie. It’s going to be a tough season, but that’s what being a Roadie is all about – to face whatever life throws at you and emerging victorious from it!”

Making a comeback on Roadies for his second stint as a gang leader, Prince Narula said, “For me, this these were extremely crucial auditions as I was auditioning Roadies hopefuls for the first time ever! I’ve been on the other side, so it was definitely exciting for me to be on this side of the room now. Being a contestant in the past, I know how tough it can be. All I have to say to the young people auditioning is, Roadies is all about showing your passion and putting your heart into the game!”

Reigning winner, Karan Kundrra said, “This is the third year of my association of being a gang leader on Roadies and I am extremely kicked about the new season. We met some extremely talented and able participants this year. I’ve found some of them special enough for my gang from!”

Karan Kundrra, who was responsible for picking members for his gang during the multi-city auditions will not be going on the Roadies journey this year. Instead, MTV VJ and yet another Roadies veteran Nikhil Chinapa will take on the mantle of guiding his gang once the journey commences in March.

On making a comeback on Roadies after seven long years, Nikhil Chinappa said, “Roadies is a cult show and it has only got better with time. I am coming back on the show after 7 years and I am excited about joining the team for the journey. The format has obviously changed from when I was on the show but it’s become more exciting, with several added layers to it. I haven’t chosen this gang, but it will be fun to guide them nevertheless. From what I’ve heard from my co-gang leaders, this season is going to be the deadliest ever. All I have to say is - start your engines and bring it on!”
Renault MTV Roadies Rising powered by Vivo Camera & Music, Woodland, Manforce Condoms connected by Hike is all set to kick off this Saturday on MTV at 7 pm with oodles of excitement and more horsepower than ever. Are you ready for the deadliest journey to begin?

Unleash the Roadie within you and join forces with your favourite gang leader on the ultimate road to victory with the all new, Roadies Rising!