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20 hot girls target two guys

India, we know, can’t get enough of reality shows. And now, the format is getting bolder than ever before with MTV’s newly launched Splitsvilla. If we have seen action, adventure and intellect so far, Splitsvilla is a romance reality show! Fun, sex, sin, betrayal, you have it all, hot, hotter, hottest!

It’s a game where 20 hot girls have to woo two guys to win a Rs 5 lakh booty. The 13 one-hour episodes have replaced Roadies on Saturdays, at 7pm.

“This show takes off from where Roadies ends,” says Ashish Patil, vice president, MTV India. “Roadies had six girls and seven boys but this show has 20 girls and two boys, so I am really wondering what is in store for us,” he says with a laugh.

The two guys who are being fought over on Splitsvilla have also been participants of Roadies. One of them is Varun, contender in the latest Roadies 5.0. The other is Vishal, who you may remember from Roadies 4. The show is hosted by the host of Roadies, Rannvijay.

Patil is confident that this show will stand out among the crowd of reality shows on TV. “Ours is the number one youth channel in the Saturday 7pm slot; we are bigger than Star Plus in that category,” he claims. “Be it IPL or Paanchvi Pass, no one can really take away that slot from us. Now the only competition that we really have is ourselves. So we have doubled the Roadies budget for Splitsvilla.

Set in hot and happening Goa, you can be sure that, if nothing else, Splitsvilla will be steaming.

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