Ever imagined living in the extreme cold conditions of Leh or craving for water at the camel safari ride in the deserts of Rajasthan? If not, fasten your seat belts to witness all this and more on ETV Kannada, as it launches the first of its kind adventure reality show. ‘Indian’, the show has fourteen contestants who will be exploring the seven different states of India.
The Kannadiga contestants will be on a roller coaster ride of indulging in exhilarating adventurous activities as well as experiencing the varied lifestyles, traditions, foods, cultures, dialects and facets of seven Indian states. With an aim of unity in diversity, the boys and girls of the show would not only return home as Kannadigas, but as true Indians. Encountering various adventurous activities, the contestants will explore the different Indian states.
Produced by Colosceum Media, Indian will be hosted by Akul Balaji and will be aired on August 12th 2013 and telecasted every Monday to Friday from 8 pm to 9 pm. While discussing about this reality show, Executive Vice President, Viacom18 and Business Head – Regional Channels, ETV Kannada, Ravish Kumar said, “After Bigg Boss took Karnataka by storm, we needed another format that would keep our viewers hooked. 14 people camping in one Bigg Boss house generated so much valuable content, so when 14 contestants camp for 14 weeks across India we hope that the content will be just as compelling and intriguing.”
The programming head of ETV Kannada, Parameshwar Gundhkal, further added, “Indian is a show that is an exhilarating combination of travel and adventure that would appeal to all age groups. The show will be shot across the length and breadth of India, touching 7 states that include J&K, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. With Akul Balaji hosting the show, we have the perfect ensemble in place and the show will air at the 8 pm primetime slot.”