Baba Sehgal returns with a witty web series, Soadies
India’s first rapper, and star entertainer from the 90s, Baba Sehgal has a certain rap style even when talking. “I am a T-R-Y person, I would try anything in the entertainment industry,” begins Sehgal, who is appearing in Soadies, a spoof of hit reality show, Roadies. Sehgal’s show made its premier last week on Voot. With a trailer that has already hit over a million views on YouTube, the series is about a Roadies-obsessed light-hearted Punjabi family, whose lives revolve around the MTV show. From motorcycle spare parts as pooja room paraphernalia and Roadies presenters Raghu and Rajiv as their deities, the family takes every day as a Roadies challenge.
“In the show, I try my hand at various antics to get past the Roadies audition, only to be kicked out by the unimpressed angry twins,” says Sehgal, who also jokes that he was chosen for Soadies for his bald head that resembled the twins. The six-part series, which also uses the original Roadies footage, will also see a cameo appearance of Raghu-Rajiv in future episodes. “I have tried my hands at rap, playback singing, television compering and even YouTube singles, so why not a web series – after all its the future of entertainment,” adds the 50-year-old who has just finished playing a villain in an upcoming Gautam Menon Tamil/Telugu movie Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo.
— P Peter