What is travelling for you?
To me, travelling is all about exploring life, exploring new territories, and getting to know a lot about new people, cultures and history. It’s my favourite thing to do.
Favourite place to travel to in India and abroad
Recently I went to Dharamshala and it has somehow become my favourite place to be. When it comes to choosing a place abroad, I don't have a place in mind, but I would love to see the northern lights. That is an experience I look forward to.
One thing you pack while travelling but never use
I pack a lot of irritating stuff sometimes (laughs). Sometimes it's very precise, sometimes totally abstract. For example, I take gym bands, thinking I’ll exercise but I get so caught up in travelling and exploring the city, the country, so it rarely is useful.
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As an actor, what has been your favourite travel experience while working?
There are so many. For Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety we went to Europe; it was so much fun to shoot there! For a song sequence, we booked an entire area to set up a concert and people around us mistook it for a real event and started dancing. We actually got a lot of genuine footage of people enjoying the party. That experience stayed with me.
What is your most treasured souvenir from your travels
I always take custom T-shirts from the cities I visit. They are very small but remind me of those places for a long time. But it also depends on the city I go to - I may go to Amritsar’s Golden Temple and get a kada (bracelet), which will be very special to me.
How was travelling during the pandemic for you?
While the pandemic was hard, I am glad things are coming back to normal. I recently took a trip just to free my mind, explore a new place, but I always take precautions like wearing a mask and distancing myself from crowds. As long as we are careful, I believe nothing will hamper our desire to travel.