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      My Father Is A Die-Hard Punjabi: Esha Deol!

      By Girija Narayan

      Actress Esha Deol, who has taken on the role of a judge on MTV Roadies X2, says her father and Bollywood superstar Dharmendra is a "die-hard Punjabi", and so she chose to include a Sikh member in her team on the show.

      In the new season, every gang leader, including Esha, Karan Kundra, Vijender Singh and Rannvijay Singh, has five contestants in their team. When it was Esha's turn to select a final member in her team, she decided to select a Sikh boy named Rajatdeep Singh from Delhi, because she thinks she can work with him in a better way.

      "My father is a die-hard Punjabi and I have been brought up in a typical Punjabi household. When I had to choose the last contestant for my team, I chose a Sikh person because I could relate to him, where he's coming from, his upbringing and knew that we would work well as a team.

      "This was also the promise I made to my dad of choosing someone I could relate to in my gang," Esha said in a statement.

      After the auditions got over last week, the 12th season of the show -- aired on MTV - will start its journey on Saturday.

      Read more about: esha deol dharmendra mtv roadies
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