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MTV gets Sunny Leone and Nikhil Chinapa to play as Splitsvilla 7 hosts

MUMBAI: After ‘Haunted Nights’, actor Sunny Leone has once again associated with MTV for the seventh season of its popular dating reality series Splitsvilla. Leone will co-host the show along with VJ Nikhil Chinapa.

As reported by earlier, Splitsvilla will see a change in its format with the rebellious nature of the contestants not being the highlight. Apart from showing sensuality, which is the essence of the show, the channel is also trying to bring in an educational and social angle.

SplitsvillaMTV India programming head Vikas Gupta said, “MTV Splitsvilla is a sexy show which delves into the love, life and relationships of hot young people. It’s about the youth finding love and what choices they make. Sunny is a gorgeous woman who has a great fan following which makes her one of the most sought after faces in the industry today and we’re extremely delighted to have her as the face of our flagship show. In MTV Splitsvilla’s season seven, you will see Sunny in a way you’ve never seen before.”

Chinapa added, “It’s great to be back with another season of one of MTV’s most popular shows. This year, we’re changing things around to raise the stakes and the excitement around the show. In its seventh season, MTV has put together not just a fantastic new cast but also has made some very interesting changes to the format.  With all the elements coming together, MTV Splitsvilla promises to deliver the best season we’ve ever had to fans this year.”

The show had received more than 18 million video views in its sixth season, with over 3.5 million fans on the Facebook page and over 1500 tweets for each new episode that went on air. In its seventh season, Leone has been roped in to up the ante.

Leone said, “I was always fascinated by the edgy content, the cool shows and always wanted to be a part of it. After moving to India, I got the opportunity to watch Splitsvilla and enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s great that I now get to be a part of it. I am absolutely excited about working on the show and I know it’s going to be a treat for me and my fans alike.”