Actor Karan Kundra has been replaced by popular VJ and presenter Nikhil Chinapa for the upcoming season of TV reality show ‘Roadies’ after a video surfaced on social media showing Karan slapping a contestant.

Reportedly, Karan got aggressive at a contestant, during the auditions of ‘Roadies’, who admitted to have once slapped his sister.

However some sources close to the channel revealed that Nikhil has taken Karan’s place due to clash in schedule and not because of any other issue.

“Nikhil is being roped in to take Karan’s place on ‘Roadies Rising’ due to clash in schedules of the journey shoot and Karan’s other prior commitments,” sources told PTI.

The source added, “When Karan was on the off-site in Los Angeles with the team, he spoke about having to give the ‘Roadies’ journey a miss this year due to some other engagements that he had to honour.”

Nikhil, who has done many shows with MTV earlier, will now join as one of the gang leader on ‘Roadies’ which also features Rannvijay Singh, Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula and cricketer Harbhajan Singh.