Chandigarh News/MTV Hero Roadies X1 – Ride for Respect! Auditions kick off in Chandigarh

Raghu and Rannvijay announcing the auditions of Hero MTV Roadies X1 in Chandigarh.

Chandigarh, November 21, 2013: The battleground is set and the hunt has begun! Brace yourself to put your best foot forward as Raghu and Rannvijay have set on for the search of the next Roadie! The dynamic duo will be in Chandigarh, to select the lucky ones who will commence the Ride For Respect this year. In confluence with the theme, the auditions this year will be like never before. So fill out your audition forms and prove the gallant that you are, as gates open for auditions on 22nd November, 2013 at 9am.

This year, MTV Hero Roadies returns with a new ripping format and a new mantra. If you thought shortcuts, alliances and game-plans would be your tools for success, then think again…because this year there will be No Vote Outs, Only Performance can get you to Win. Championing the sentiments of today’s youth MTV Hero Roadies X1 will felicitate the courageous ones who will not crumble but face the challenge with zeal. Not discriminating between girls and boys, this season will see 7 boys and 7 girls fight it out to win the coveted title. The winner will be decided purely on the basis of his performance. Confidence, ambition and courage will be their biggest weapons!

Prepare yourself to witness an enthralling new season of MTV Hero Roadies X1- Ride For Respect. Starting 17th November the grueling hunt for the Roadie of the year started from Delhi…followed by Chandigarh, Pune and Ahmedabad on 22nd November, 2nd December and 8th December respectively. For details log on to

Speaking about the new season, Rannvijay Singh the host of the show and first ever winner of MTV Hero Roadies says, “In the last 10 years, I have seen numerous contestants come to the show with a game plan in mind. Many a times, contestants have gone far on the show on the basis of their mind games and strategy, rather than performance. But now all that is a thing of the past. For the first time on Roadies, a winner will be selected only on his performance in every task. It definitely is going to be one exciting journey.”

Raghu Ram, the returning judge and mentor of MTV Hero Roadies, said, “The last 10 years has seen Roadies enjoy the top position when it comes to youth based reality shows. With the onset of Season X1 of Roadies we want to turn the concept around. This time the battle is solely for Respect. The eliminations will also be purely performance based while there will be no place for politics. Like they say- let the best man win!”

Aditya Swamy, EVP and Business Head, MTV India explains, “India's longest running reality show is back with a brand new format, a format that reflects the mood of young India. On one hand, there is the demand for equal rights, on the other the ambition to succeed but only by playing fair. The theme of this season - RIDE FOR RESPECT gives 7 boys and 7 girls an equal chance. And No vote outs. All that matters is performance.”

Anil Dua, Sr. Vice President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp Ltd , said, “Hero MotoCorp is a young brand and connects with the youth through the platforms of music, entertainment sports, adventure and the like. Hero has also been known for promoting young talent across these disciplines by offering them opportunities to showcase their latent qualities. MTV Hero Roadies is one such powerful platform with which Hero has been associated since its inception more than a decade ago. Over the years, our association has only got stronger. I am sure all the 14 contestants this year are going to have a lot of fun, excitement and adventure on the Hero Impulse bikes as they embark on this memorable journey of 'Ride for Pride'. Our best wishes are with all the contestants."

Audition schedule:






22nd November



Chandigarh Indradhanush Auditorium  
Sector 5, Panchkula  




* The participants are expected to be of 18 years and above, who have a valid two wheeler license.

Engaging the youth and creating the excitement, the duo also made their presence felt at popular café; Girl in the Cafe and prominent lounge; Blue Blazer in Chandigarh

With no vote outs and eliminations based on performances, MTV Hero Roadies X1 will be one of the most gripping seasons ever. Bringing a refreshing new twist to the much loved format, it will be exciting to see girls and boys fight it out to become the next Roadies winner. While alliances will be given a ditch, fans need not worry as the enthusiasm and thrill will continue like always.

They say you can’t demand respect, you have to earn it…so here’s your chance! If you think you have the guts, power and the passion to become the next Roadie then fill the audition forms now and tell the judges why you are THE ONE! MTV Hero Roadies X1 – Ride For Respect might just prove to be the most life altering journey of your life.

Thursday, November 21, 2013