Have you ever lived in the cold of Leh Ladakh and eaten Thukpa, or experienced a dry throat that craves water while travelling on a camel in the desserts of Rajasthan? If not, then get ready to experience all this and more as ETV Kannada brings to you a first of its kind adventure reality show - Indian that will explore seven states in India through the eyes of fourteen Kannadiga contestants.
Depicting incredible India on an impossible journey, the show explores the various facets of lifestyle, culture, tradition, dialect and food discovering the true colours of different parts of India. With an aim to bring about unity in diversity, these contestants, a mix of seven boys and seven girls will return home not just as Kannadigas, but as complete Indians.
Hosted by Akul Balaji and produced by Colosceum Media, the show will premier on 12th August and will air every Monday to Friday from 8 pm to 9 pm.
Talking about the show, Ravish Kumar, Executive Vice President, Viacom18 & Business Head - Regional Channels, ETV Kannada 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."
Parameshwar Gundhkal, Programming Head, ETV Kannada further added saying, "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."