MTV Roadies ties up with Tips’ Race


    MUMBAI: MTV Hero Honda Roadies has tied up with the action packed movie Race produced by Tips.


    Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Roadies producer and judge Raghu Ram along with the first Roadies winner MTV VJ Rannvijay kick started the action.


    MTV Hero Honda Roadies in its 5th season goes international, featuring 13 spirited youngsters from across the country. The Roadies gang of six girls and seven boys travel across India, Thailand and Malaysia on a road trip. MTV Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 premieres on 9 February at 7 pm on MTV.


    MTV India general manager and vice president – creative and content Ashish Patil said, “MTV Hero Honda Roadies is all about thrill, adventure and the passion to win. Race embraces the same sense of thrill and action and we are delighted to partner with a movie that is parallel to the Roadies spirit. Roadies has grown bigger with each passing year, making the journey an unforgettable experience for both the contestants and the viewers, so hold on tight, the Roadies race is about to begin.”


    MTV will also bring the Race with Roadies Contest wherein one character of the film Race will be revealed every week on MTV Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 right after the elimination round. To participate in the contest, all one has to do is identify what character of the film has been revealed on that episode and SMS Race to 56882. Winners get to attend a special screening of Race with the stars of the film and Roadies anchor Rannvijay Singh. Participants can also win merchandise and CDs of the film. The contest starts on 9 February until 15 March.


    Says Tips Industries managing director Ramesh Taurani, “We have a great relationship with MTV and are extremely excited about the partnership, MTV Hero Honda Roadies is a fantastic platform for Race as they both are seeking to excite the youth and enthrall them with speed, adventure and action. We hope that we are able to create a synergy that captivates the audience and keeps them at the edge of their seat!”


    This year the MTV Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 contestants are Shambhvi Sharma, Ankita Sehgal, Vikrant Rathore, Snehashish Das, Anmol Singh, Sonel Singh from New Delhi, Nihal Nikam from Mysore, Ashutosh Kaushik from Saharanpur, Varun Saini and Prabhjot Virk from Chandigarh, Vibhor Gupta from Dehradun, Ayaz Ahmed from Kolkata and Ankita Bajaj from Ranchi .


    In line with the show, the web initiative on Roadies 5.0 – also has an offering with uncensored Roadies clips, the Roadies theme song by the music group Agnee, blog spots with each Roadie and an interactive discussion board giving viewers access to Raghu Ram, Nikhil Chinapa and Rannvijay.


    Viewers can also play the first ever Roadies 5.0 game on Roadies 5.0 campaign grabs attention through its marketing partners – IBN 7, Red FM, PVR, Café Coffee Day and GiftMate.


    MTV Hero Honda Roadies 5.0 is presented by Hero Honda Karizma, in association with telecom partner Airtel and associate sponsors Wrangler Helmets, Mountain Dew, Wrigley’s Doublemint, Garnier Fructis and Sony Ericsson.