With the launch of MTV Splitsvilla Season 7, we got in touch with the EVP and Business Head of the channel MTV India Aditya Swamy to share the various strategies to develop the channel, youth based shows and more.
As a Business head of the Channel MTV India, according to you what changes will the audience get to see in this new season of MTV Splitsvilla?
MTV Splitsvilla has entertained
around 50 million young Indians across six seasons. With a brand new format initiated this year, we are looking forward to taking this twisted game of love
to an altogether new level.There are three things that audience will get to
see. One for the first time we have a real superstar as a part of
Splitsvilla, Sunny Leone who is reigning today and is a queen of young people's
heart and mind.
Sunny is a part of the show which is a big thing for us and the interesting thing for me about Sunny is being a superstar she has come like a friend and the other host who is a crucial part of Splitsvilla is Nikhil Chinapa. He is the soul of Splitsvilla. Second thing you will watch for the first time is well known faces in Splitsvilla. Always the boys and girls were equal and today we got well known boys and fresh girls and that's what interesting to see the chemistry assembled in the show. Third thing is the change in the concept of show itself being a very active contestants, intense fights, challenges but now it's about dream, it's about a fairy tale romance, it's about people getting their dreams come true. We all at bottom feel some romance so through Splitsvilla we kind of get that idea of Romance back.
MTV India is all about youth shows what is the common thread behind this concept?
We see ourself as universe of the young things which attracts, excite and engage young people. We have shows where you will see deeply rooted beauty of world. So Roadies is about achieving something that you think you could have never done. Proving to people that you are not useless and that main Roadie banker dikhaonga this is something to prove to the world. Splitsvilla is all about ideal romance and Spiltsvilla gives you opportunity to find that. There is another show of MTV India Webbed which tells you how you can protect yourself from the danger of Internet which is again very much rooted in what young people are all about, so you will see a common thread that ties in everything we are doing in our shows which is exciting young people. Now the definition of youth is also changing it's expanding on both sides now 11 years and 12 years old are not watching cartoons anymore and 30-40 years old are young at heart so we got a rock concert today, you see 12years and 30years youth is changing both side which is good for us.
What unique you found out for selection of the place like Rajasthan?
The castles of Rajasthan, the desserts which match the theme, last time it was Kerala because the theme we had was 'Hot as Hell' and this time its 'Fairy Tale Romance' so we have castles, warriors, prince and princess which we see in Rajasthan and Rajasthan is known and famous for all these.
We wish good luck for the new season of Splitsvilla.