DJ, VJ and TV presenter Nikhil Chinapa
is to make a comeback on the upcoming season of MTV Roadies, X5. In anticipation of the new season, he lays bare the face of raw emotion, an uphill battle and tough competition.
Here's what he had to say about joining back into what's being called a CULT show-
You're returning to roadies after 7 years, what are you looking forward to?
Being with Ranvijay and re-uniting with the rest of the crew. We barely get to hangout and this gives us a chance to get together.
What will be different in this season?
The locations! Historical battlefields are the backdrop of the tasks. Also, we have Harbhajan Singh. Watch out for him, he'll be throwing a lot of googlies! It gets unpredictable for us as well.
You're replacing Karan Kundra on the show. What do you have to say about the controversy surrounding his exit?
It's just a clash of dates. As for the rumors DEBUNK IT COMPLETELY! We all agreed to the change in line-up, Karan definitely set the bar high and I hope I can take it ahead from there.
There are a lot of emotional outbursts on the show. How do you think it affects the young viewers?
I can tell you, hosts get emotional too. I've got emotional on Splitsvilla. As Indians, we are an emotional society and we have no problems showing our emotional side. In a journey like Roadies, people lay bare their secrets. For the contestants, it's a catharsis of sorts. There will be a contestant on the show that I met, this person is going to go through a huge change. And, it will involve family. The show DIGS DEEP.
What do you like the most about Roadies?
The comradeship and the SHEER PASSION. We have an extremely driven crew that has stayed the same since Roadies' inception. I like how it's been maintained throughout.