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Kunal Karan Kapoor:The Eternal Traveller

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Actor, travel buff and photography aficionado Kunal Karan Kapoor has been off TV screens since the second season of his cult show Na Nole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha wrapped up in 2013 but he has been doing what few of his peers do. Take time off from the TRP rat race to travel on a whim around the world and photograph memories of a lifetime.

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He was in Gulmarg recently at the behest of a travel magazine and says, “It just takes a few hours to reach Srinagar and then Gulmarg from Mumbai and suddenly, you are in heaven. Even in April, it was biting cold and I was astounded by the majesty of the snow-clad peaks. It was like finding yourself in the surreal world of  Narnia.”

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He also went to Cambodia recently and the stark beauty of the country has been captured in many of his photographs.

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“I was in Thailand and my visa was running out. Along with a bunch of German tourists, I got into an argument with the guy helping us with the visa formalities because he was overcharging us. He asked us in a huff to manage the rest of the trip on our own, so we did just that! We walked from the Thailand border into Cambodia. It is not everyday that  you ‘walk’  into a new country and it was  great. I was supposed to be there for two days but stayed on for over seven days.”

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In 2012, after the first season of his show wrapped up, he undertook what was possibly the most whimsical journey of his life. He recalls, “It was a crazy trip that took me from Prague to Dubai to Bangkok to Koh Chang to New Dehi to Leh. I travelled through different time zones and climates. I was in Prague for a shoot and after the wrap everyday, I would roam the streets at night with my camera, get to my hotel in the morning, sleep for two hours and then report for the shoot again!”

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As a traveller without an itinerary, he remembers flying to Koh Chang from Prague with a large suitcase and being dropped off in the middle of a forest without any idea where his hotel was. “The light was fading..I could see snakes drift past me and there I was lugging the bag up a mountain, then down another one and walking on roads with twists and turns. Finally, I did find the hotel. From the vibrant night life in Thailand to Leh, where the only thing you got to eat at night was rajma chawal, from 35 degrees of tropical sunshine to sub-zero temperatures, it was one amazing ride.”

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One indelible memory is flying over the valley where Indus and Zanskar rivers met in a confluence and clicking this moment of staggering serendipity.  Today, he has thousands of photographs of all the places he has been to but the hunger to travel more remains. He says, “How did I get itchy feet? I don’t know. Probably from my mother. Nothing makes me happier than a packed bag and a ticket.”

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Reema Moudgil works for The New Indian Express, Bangalore, is the author of Perfect Eight, the editor of  Chicken Soup for the Soul-Indian Women, an artist, a former RJ and a mother. She dreams of a cottage of her own that opens to a garden and  where she can write more books, paint, listen to music and  just be.

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12 Comments

  1. Sharmila Gupta Sen Sharmila Gupta Sen
    September 10, 2014    

    Reema Moudgil….
    Thanks a ton for this article .
    It was really nice to know about his travelling experiences…and the clicks by him are fantastic…as always.
    I get confused…is he a better actor or a better photographer…???
    Actually..this man is an immensely talented human being..and the best thing about him is…in spite of being super talented….he is so humble and down to earth.
    Love u Kunal..love n respect u a lot.

  2. v.b.swetha reddy v.b.swetha reddy
    September 10, 2014    

    Quite interesting and impressive.passion towards travelling and photography once again shows how immensively u r grassping everyones heart…u”caption nothing makes me happier than a packed bag and a ticket” makes everyone to follow in ur way…u r simply wonderful kunal.wish u to cross many miles and many adventures kunal..

    Thank u for the great article Reema…keep doing..wish u good luck.

  3. Barkha Barkha
    September 10, 2014    

    Thanks Reema for another beautiful article!!! We wait for your articles on Kunal as they always bring out something which makes us feel even more connected with him! Grt to knw abt his experiences & his pics are brilliant as always!

    Thanks again! Love u loads Kunal!

  4. naima naima
    September 10, 2014    

    Thnxxxxxx alot dear reema fr such a beautiful articl …..
    Vrrryyyy intresting n vrryyyyyyy amazingly wrrttn about rlthe most amazing person :) he z simply prfct in wt ever he do …. love u kunal …. u rockkk as an acotr traveller photographer …. love u alottttttttttttttttt

  5. September 10, 2014    

    Thank Reema.
    It’s nice to see our Rock Star article.
    We will miss him a lot..Actor and good photographer but also simply superb person..No words to tell..exciting so much..
    So proud to be his fan..

  6. Mythili Mythili
    September 10, 2014    

    Thanks for the article on kunal’s travel adventure. Please impress upon him that his fans want him back on screen. We are missing him so much. May be post a note or two to this effect.

  7. September 10, 2014    

    Thanks for this article…..kunal is simply superb………luv u lott….mis u

  8. manchu manchu
    September 11, 2014    

    nice photos but very very nice

  9. sasikala sasikala
    September 12, 2014    

    hi spiderman . how are you? very nice photos. your acting is very very very very nice.i love you so much. i miss you too. pls come to tamilnadu in madurai.my best best best hero. missssssssss you kunal.

  10. Narmada Narmada
    September 14, 2014    

    Thanks a ton for d article Reema Moudgil… It’s good to caveman article on our rockstar from u.. His travelling experiences would b wonderful to know more n more…

  11. suma suma
    September 17, 2014    

    cool..pics

  12. Dharshini Dharshini
    September 19, 2014    

    he is such a very fantastic person.your stills are very nice. i love for your each and every expression of nenjam pesuthey seriyal .i like your looks and stayle

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