Remember when SHINee’s Minho and EXO’s Suho visited India? If not, Exciting India is the variety show you need

All the way back in 2015, when K-Pop and Korean entertainment were beginning to place their roots within Indian soil, five K-Pop superstars came to India to test out the waters.
Remember when SHINee’s Minho and EXO’s Suho visited India? If not, Exciting India is the variety show you need
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All the way back in 2015, when K-Pop and Korean entertainment, in general, was beginning to place its roots within Indian soil, five K-Pop superstars came to India to test out the waters. However, they were also on a mission. If today, these very K-Pop idols were to come to India, it would cause a huge wave unimaginable in scale. You must be wondering at this point, which idols we might be talking about. Keep reading to find out!

‘Exciting India’ was a variety show aired by Korean Broadcasting System or KBS where idols travelled to India to create a news report in order to win a chance to appear on the prime time news show. They were accompanied by an announcer from KBS who assisted them in their project and guided them through the processes of newsmaking. The idols that visited India were SHINee’s Minho, EXO’s leader Suho, SUPER JUNIOR’s Kyuhyun, INFINITE’s Sungkyu and CNBLUE’s Jonghyun. TVXQ’s Changmin or Max was also supposed to join them but he couldn’t due to scheduling issues.

On multiple occasions, Max expressed his desire to visit India for the “beauty” and he emphasized that he felt drawn to Indian beauty and that if for nothing else, he’d come to India for the women and their charm.

Minho was highly appreciative of Indian food and he seemed to have fallen absolutely in love! He couldn’t get enough of the tandoori chicken and wanted more as soon as he finished. Suho took a logical approach, absorbing the culture and trying to understand the people. He was really eager to know why the Hallyu wave or the “Korean wave” hasn’t hit India yet and what they could do to change that.

Sungkyu was simply adorable, doing his best and working hard to get the scoops they needed. Kyuhyun was the “hyung” of the group despite being the "maknae" of SUPER JUNIOR and he was adorably sociable, making friends with whoever he met.

With the trip being technically a work trip, the boys made sure to work hard for their report, gathering information, interviewing people, taking acting classes and more! By the end of the day, they were tired but undoubtedly happy.

While they couldn’t figure out why K-Pop didn’t have much popularity in India then, now, it is safe to say that India is one of the biggest consumers of K-Entertainment in the world and we wish they would visit again!

You can watch the episodes of ‘Exciting India’ down below!

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Did you know your favourite idols visited India? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments section below!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Now in INDIA millions of EXO_L's r there and once if EXO visits again ....I'm sure it will be insane

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes once again come India and visit Ap and Telgana

Anonymous 3 months ago

I hope the entire Shinee visits India again.. I am dying to see them..

Anonymous 3 months ago

It was very pleasure watching this show...just love it...

Anonymous 3 months ago

After watching this show I became an EXO- L.

Anonymous 3 months ago

This show made me a shawol

Anonymous 3 months ago

I watched this show and this show made me more interested in kpop :) i staned exo after this. i hope they come to india again i want to see exo ,shinee and many other groups. ♡

Anonymous 3 months ago

If place is not clean around you please clean up for our ideals you can understand what I want to say and I hope you will do this

Anonymous 3 months ago

Can you guys write articles which are actually interesting to read.... It looks like your team consists of 12 year olds....Bring something new to the table..

Anonymous 3 months ago

I hope BTS don't watch this.....and hope they'll come to India soon..

Anonymous 3 months ago

BTS already knows that their army is in INDIA also.

Anonymous 3 months ago

A fan actually recognised them in a coffee shop tho

Anonymous 3 months ago

This show made me an EXO-L , would love to see them visit India again but this time they should visit the real tour spots which India is famous for...

Anonymous 3 months ago

At that time we were not aware of kpop,kdramas. If any of the celebrities from South Korea come India we will welcome them with most excitement as we all become their fans, army etc.

Anonymous 3 months ago

When people didn't have the idea who they are....SM entertainment idols...

Anonymous 3 months ago

Remember when Suho was asked to take a picture of a person? Lol hahaha. Although on a serious note, I want them to visit once again and I'm sure they'll have a better time

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes, and Minho was dying in back, that was super funny. I wish I was there when they visited India

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yeah!!! i love exo. Very bad experience of Suho and others