VJ Nikhil Chinappa has replaced Karan Kundra in the upcoming season of “MTV Roadies.” The popular Chinappa replaced him after the Video went viral on the Internet where Karan slapped a contestant. As per the reports, during the auditions of “Roadies Rising” Karan got aggressive with two contestants and slapped one contestant as he said he(contestant) slapped his sister once.
According to the sources, Nikhil replaced Karan due to clash in Schedule and not because of this slapping incident. Close sources who are close to the channel told PTI, “Nikhil is being roped in to take Karan’s place on ‘Roadies Rising’ due to clash in schedules of the journey shoot and Karan’s other prior commitments. When Karan was on the off-site in Los Angeles with the team, he spoke about having to give the ‘Roadies’ journey a miss this year due to some other engagements that he had to honor.”
Here is the video of Karan slapping the contestant in the audition.
However, there are rumors that Karan has been replaced by Nikhil because he slapped a contestant during the audition. But this is not the truth; he is replaced due to some other reason.
Nikhil has judged some seasons of the show and will now again join the gang leader on Roadies. The other gang leaders of Roadies are Rannvijay Singha, Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.