Host, film actor and presenter Rannvijay Singh who is best known for hosting the adventure reality TV show 'Roadies' on MTV will be a part of the 14th season too!
As the youth gathers for a powerhouse of entertainment coming their way, Rannvijay gets candid about the raw potential, what to look for in the new season, censorship and X5's hunt for a WARRIOR.
Here's everything you need to know about the deadliest season of Roadies!
A lot of young people get emotional and bring revelations to the show. How do you think it affects the audience?
It is relatable. They either take it positively or negatively. They may see a contestant share a bullying experience and probably take the courage they need to overcome their own experience. Similarly, if a guy on the show says he's hurt a woman, the repercussions are serious, we don't take it lightly at all.
You're being called a veteran Roadie, how do you feel about that?
I'd wear the title with pride. I have been with Roadies since I was 20. And, that is why if I tell someone to jump off a burning building, I'm in the position to do so because it's something they know I would do too.
If you were to predict/label the tone of this new season what would it be?
It cannot be predicted since the journey unfolds through the course of the show. We are mapping the battlefields of India, so it would focus on finding a "warrior". It won't be easy and it won't be a cake-walk too.
How will this season raise the stakes for Roadies?
The stakes are higher every time. Since contestants get to be on the show only for one season they have to give their all. You can see it from their reactions and the raw passion on the show. Aur Kaunsa show bolta hai prove yourself and we'll give you respect'?
I want people to grow, it's imperative that they grow. It isn't about a gang doing well. 'Mai jeet jaau' is not the point, what's important is the growth process.
On censorship, isn't it a contradiction that the show is all about being raw but the cuss words have gone from muted to morphing the mouth altogether?
Some words are marked as cuss words. When we cuss, people know that we're doing. I and they know the words. If there's a kid who doesn't know the cuss word he/she will learn it from elsewhere. It is not something they learn from the show and MTV doesn't take responsibility for that. We abide by the laws and follow the set parameters. I'd say I don't really care about bad words since it only deviates from what's being said.
You enjoy a large female fan following. Any message you'd like to give them?
Is there? I thought it's gone since I'm married. (haha) Just that India is changing. Be a part of the change, fight for women's rights and equality and take a strong stand. I too have a wife and a little daughter and I want them to stay strong.
Well said Rannvijay!