Raghu’s Comments On Episode 8 28th February

As the journey in India has come to an end I must say that I am very excited. The kind of stuff we’ve thought out and fixed up in Australia is mind-blowing, and I can’t wait to see how the roadies fare down under. But as people who understand roadies know, going abroad is a big deal for us, and the last destination in India is always the setting for high drama and action. The roadies will be tested on many things before they can go to the next level in Australia. And I was particularly keen to see what choices the roadies made in Silvassa. Even though there were a series of events that really annoyed Rajiv & me, I was not upset with it. While taping a reality show like roadies, one cannot dwell too long on what has happened. One has to constantly focus on what has to be done and shot. The twists and turns were mostly decided before we set out on the journey. The rest of it is always improvisation, based on how the story develops. This is the reason I broke the teams and battle it out against each other, I wanted the roadies to understand that not only is the game going to get much tougher in Australia, they also will not have the support of any gangs. Its each roadie for himself or herself. It also gives another clear difference in the game in India and Australia, helping Australia truly become the next level. For me, it is always interesting to see how people behave when they have to work against their friends and team-mates. The ‘Akhada’ task also helped in making the roadies understand that they are truly alone in the game. They cannot count on people who they consider their friends. They are too busy fighting for themselves. Many people felt that it was not right for the girls to do the ‘Akhada’ task, but I don’t agree. Why not? If we are putting the boys in that situation, will it not be unfair to not put the girls through the same? And we’re not getting the girls to fight boys, after all. But on a different note, we had told the girls what to wear so as to avoid wardrobe malfunctions, and when things threatened to go out of control, we stopped the task and warned the girls against fighting unfair. We can only set up a situation. What happens after that and how the roadies behave are things we don’t have any control over. The story must not be tampered with. It must unfold whichever way it has to. But we can show everything that happens as honestly as we can and leave the viewers to react whichever way they want to. The time has finally arrived where we will be going to the next level. The journey through Australia is going to be full of twists, shocks and dangers of many kinds. Rajiv and I could be a part of that, and maybe pay a surprise visit, but obviously, i’m not gonna reveal that right now.


4 Responses to “Raghu’s Comments On Episode 8 28th February”

  1. PARTH Says:

    i m just of 6teen and roadies is an integral part of my life
    i m not able 2 sleep without seeing it atleast once a day no
    matter it may be a repeat telecast .
    well, like every1 even i want to become a roady but mind my words “i m different”
    i will be trying when i will be eligible for it
    raghu hats off 2 u
    u should join politics-take it seriously

  2. Karen Says:

    Hi Raghu,

    The show is great. Not sure if this is the right forum for this but I am a Christian and I am annoyed at the fact that your crew members wear the holy cross without any regard for our sentiments. The holy cross is very sacred for us christians and I request that it be treated with respect and honour it deserves. Hope you understand. Thank you.


  3. ashwini Says:

    hey raghu sir the show was supperb and i really respect u and i treat u and rajiv sir as my IDOL and i seriously want to meet u and i am confident that we will surely meet one day


  4. reshma anjum Says:

    i have to say dis dat ur show is superb .you r just outstanding.n i would love to see u making roadies 7.0 soooooooon.you make rodies show beyond our expectations.i lik to see the twist u make . overall i just wana say dat i love ur show n vil b waiting to see it soon . ur show is great,simply the best.
    u rock man!!!!!!!!!!!!
    with regards,
    reshma anjum

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