Raghu Ram, whose name is synonymous with Roadies, quit the show as its co-creator and judge in 2014. Though he has no regrets about his association with the popular youth-based reality show, he said that he would hate to be part of it now.
Asked if he regrets not being a part of the MTV show, Raghu said: “Not at all. I would hate to be a part of it now. See my thing is some people think I’m the ‘Roadies’ guy…which means they will try and typecast me into just being a loud, obnoxious on-air personality.”
“But they don’t understand that my and Rajeev’s equity come as creators… as someone who has created the longest running reality show in India — ‘Roadies,” he said. He said that they created the “first romance reality show called ‘Splitsvilla’, ‘Dropout Pvt. Ltd’ and ‘India’s Best Judwaa’. These are original formats. No format like this exists and this is who I am. I will not be bogged down and will not allow people to typecast me and tell me that ‘You only do this, you are good at this’. No this is what we do,” he said.
Raghu will now be seen hosting the upcoming show “Dropout Pvt Ltd”, which will revolve around the idea of entrepreneurship and business.
(With Inputs from IANS)