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Now, a gig on Roadies

tv Updated: Dec 11, 2009 20:21 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Nikhil Taneja
Hindustan Times
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For the first time in the history of popular reality show, MTV Roadies, the journey of the 14 final riders will be flagged off by a rock concert featuring Agnee, The Raghu Dixit Project and MTV Rock On winners, Saadhak.

In its previous seasons, Roadies has been flagged off by the winner of its previous edition, but this time, the show producers decided to make it grand. “Since this season we have changed the format drastically, we didn’t want to keep the flag-off the same. Since Roadies is edgy, it made sense to have a concert,” says MTV General Manager and Senior Vice President (Creative and Content), Ashish Patil.

Day in, rock out
The Roadies will reach the concert at the end of ‘Ride with Rannvijay’, which began with 24 contestants. Three contestants were eliminated at the end of the first episode and seven more will be eliminated over the course of the next two episodes, leaving 14 who will start the India leg of the journey. With Goa being the first destination, the final 14 will leave Goa after the gig. Interestingly, the concert will take place at a broken-down mill in Parel, instead of a regular concert venue. “It’s a dilapidated mill with a lot of character. The gig will be held during the day,” informs Patil.

Themes up!
Agnee’s coming up with a rock ‘n’ roll version of the Roadies theme song, Jeet lenge yaar. Says Mohan Kannan of Agnee, “We only play t live and this is the first time we’ll play it on TV. We’ll also perform the Splitsvilla theme song that we composed for last season.” Scheduled to take place next week, the concert won’t be open for the public. It will be aired on MTV on December 20 at 7 pm.