MTV Roadies – the auditions get hotter
“What is your name?”
“Ok, so what’s your real name?”
Thus spoke the man whom i had fantacized for nearly a decade now. Ranvijay, the anchor of MTV Hero Honda Roadies has been mesmerising us for 8 years now. So, when i got this opportunity to cover Roadies Kolkata auditions (courtesy Blogadda), i grabbed it with all alacrity. One would be mad to not do so!
Having spent a spectacular day meeting varied contestants, chattering away to glory with fellow bloggers and watching hopeful roadies get slaughtered and shine, i was really in a fix over how to put the unbelievable experience to words.
“What does Roadies mean to you” is the most common question asked to participants – had i been a contestant, my answer would have baffled them all. Roadies has always been about the cool dudes and hot guys, for me. A show that started when i was still in my teens, Roadies has been a medium of finding crushes for me all along. And, enjoying the privilege of watching the behind the scenes action of the auditions just took me a notch closer to crushes-in the-making. :-)
From the registration desks to the auditorium inside Rang Manch, they swarmed the venue of Roadies auditions – some flaunting their musculature, some their talents while some busy making “fraands” – the auditions looked like Maddox Square on Ashtami Evening during Durga Pujo. Hither, dither in small groups, anxiety stricken faces, expectation in eyes and an indomitable spirit to conquer the “tasks”, it was difficult not to consider registering for the auditions after watching the thousands gather at Swabhumi.
To add to the pleasures was the guy who was managing the stage and enthralling the crowds (someone told me his name was Abbas). His charming presence accentuated the intoxicating ambience. When he was joined by the R trio, happiness knew no bounds for me. Contended i was going around the venue taking lusty glances at a hottie here and a dude there, when i chanced upon a (closet) gay couple who had come down all the way from Bombay to audition. Before i could use the opportunity to befriend them, i was summoned to meet the men behind the show – Raghu, Rajiv and of course Ranvijay!
Contrary to their on screen image, The R brothers (as i love to call them) were very endearing – Raghu was the serious guy while Rajiv chirpy. Ranvijay, the cool dude, stole my heart away, yet again, with his pleasantries and genuine adulations. My day was made. If i asked God for something else, i am sure that wish too would come true.
This narrative would be incomplete if i do not mention Gayatri (from Viacom 18) who had been our coordinator. Always carrying a pleasant smile, she came to our rescue whenever we faltered. And definitely a word of praise for the crew and security – government forces need to learn a lesson on crowd control from these guys.
Despite a major goof up, i can proudly say i made most of the prospect that presented itself through Blogadda and i will sincerely be waiting for such experiences in future. Some memories are best cherished in the heart, the rest are captured in the memory card.
For more pictures of the madness at auditions click here.
Posted on September 21, 2011, in kolkata, Personal Musings and tagged attitude, audition, Bani, bike, Blogadda, Hero, hot, Kolkata, MTV, Raghu, Rajiv, Ranvijay, Roadies, stamina, success, Swabhumi, talent, task. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.