Akshay Kumar flags off MTV 'Roadies' show

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar flagged off the sixth season of MTV's adventure reality show "Roadies" by assigning the 20 participants their first task - a commando obstacle race.

The episode will be aired Saturday, Jan 10 at 7p.m. on MTV.

"If you thought last year was twisted, season six of 'MTV Hero Honda Roadies-Hell Down Under' will make that look like a children's film. Akshay will unleash hell in an explosive start to what promises to be the biggest season of Roadies till date," Said Ashish Patil, general manager MTV India and senior vice-president creative and content.

This season the stakes are higher as the prize money has been doubled from Rs.500,000 to Rs.1 million. The participants will star