MTV Roadies is one of the most popular shows for youngsters. The show needs no introduction as it has a huge fan following. Every year, all the youngsters throughout the country give audition in Roadies and make themselves popular through this platform.
The show is a perfect blend of fights, oozing glamor, politics, daring stunts, and of course the much talked sensational judgments. Recently the show was in news headlines because judge Neha Dhupia & Nikhil Chinapa sparked the controversies by abusing a contestant.
Despite the backlashes and trolls, the judges of shows didn’t apologize for their harsh behavior. Well, this is not the only thing wrong with the show.
Here are 17 facts about the MTV Roadies that makes this show more appealing.
1. Inspired by US Based Reality TV Show
Roadies got a huge fan following among Indian youth. Little you know that the show is not original and inspired by the US-based reality TV show Road Rules that broadcasted in 1995.
2. Raghu auditioned for Indian Idol
Raghu auditioned for Indian Idol judges when he auditioned for the first season of Indian Idol. He sang the song, “Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo.” He stretched before singing and screamed at judges.
3. Raghu got the nomination as the singer
Raghu sang the song ‘Manmaani’ a year after his rejection in Indian Idol. The song was the title song of Roadies 9. He got nominations for the song in the GIMA award 2012.
4. Ayushmann Khurrana donated sperm as a Roadies task
Ayushmann Khurana has donated sperm as a task in Roadies season 2. Later, he was offered a movie Vicky Donor that was based on the quirky topic of sperm donation.
5. Ranvijay participated in Roadies to win a bike
Little you know that Ranvijay participated in the show Roadies just to win the bike. He said if he failed in the show then he would have joined the army.
6. The penalty to not talk about the show
Contestant of the shows has to sign a contract, as per the contract, they had to pay 10 lakh rupees as a penalty if contestant ever reveals the backstage process and secrets about the show.
7. Ragu was married to Sugandha Garg
Little you know the fact that Raghu was married to Sughndha Garg who played Sahleen in the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The couple separated in 2018 after the 12 years of marriage.
8. Winners of Roadies also won Bigg Boss, twice.
It is the very astonishing fact that two winners from Roadies also won the hit reality show Bigg Boss.
It was Ashutosh who won Roadies 5, and Bigg Boss 2, and Prince Narula who won Roadies X2 and Bigg Boss 9.
9. There’s a protest against Raghu, Rannvijay, and Rajiv
Back in 2011, during the promotional event of Roadies in Pune, some ABVP activists blackened the faces of Roadies judges. They are protesting the use of offensive words by judges in the show.
10. Shubhi Mehta played the Gunjan Lakhani in Chak De India!
Remember Gunjan Lakhani in Shah Rukh Khan Starrer Chak De India! She had won the Roadies 3.
11. Sahil Anand was the contestant on Roadies 4
Sahil Anand, the contestant of Roadies 4 also participated in Bigg Boss 10. He also featured in the role of Jeet Khurana in Karan Johar’s Student of the year.
12. Bobby Chopra of Roadies 6 own makeup agency
The Bolly Chopra who appeared in season 6 of the Roadies now owns a successful makeup agency. The agency’s name is Bob Chop Makeovers.
13. Shaleen Malhotra has a successful TV career post Roadies
Shaleen Malhotra is one of the few Roadies who has a successful career after Roadies. He featured in many TV shows like Arjun, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and many more.
14. Raghu and Rajiv left the show
Raghu and Rajiv left the show Roadies after its 11th season. They are focusing on their production company, Monozygotic.
15. Nauman Sait got involved in leaked MMS
Roadies 6 winner Nauman Sait became the face of local cricket camp in Bengaluru. His reputation faded when her MMS with another Roadies contestant leaked online.
16. Palak Johal revealed that Roadies is scripted
Palak Johal won the season 10 of Roadies. Later she appeared in some music videos. She revealed that the entire show of Roadies is scripted.
17. Raghu Ram campaigned for AAP
During the general elections of 2014, Raghu Ram actively campaigned for Aam Aadmi Party.