With a changed concept and newly introduced tricky format, MTV Hero Roadies is looking at upping the excitement levels, besides bringing out the real flair of the participants. According to the channel, they will do away with the idea of vote outs this time.

This season will see seven boys and seven girls fighting it out on equal grounds. "The winner will be decided purely on basis of merit in performance on tasks. This twist in the format reflects the state of mind of young India which is confident, ambitious and street smart," read a statement released by channel.



The auditions will begin on Sunday (Nov 17). The candidates will be picked by Rannvijay, and the mentor of the format Raghu from four cities. While Delhi will be the first to host auditions on Sunday, later the team will head to Chandigarh (22 Nov), Pune (2 Dec) and Ahmedabad (8 Dec).

Talking about the new season, Rannvijay, the host of the show, said, "In the last 10 years, I have seen numerous contestants come to the show with a game plan in mind. Many a times, contestants have gone far on the show on the basis of their mind games and strategy, rather than performance."

Raghu Ram, the returning judge and mentor of MTV Hero Roadies, said, "With the onset of season XI of Roadies, we have turned the concept around. This time the battle is solely for respect. The eliminations will also be purely performance based while there will be no place for politics. Aditya Swamy, EVP and business head for the channel said, "The theme of this season is ride for respect. The stress is on performance."