Gurgaon is home to many celebrities. Cricketers Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Olympian pugilist Vijender Singh, are a few names on the long list of popular achievers. The Millennium City plays host to actor-commentator Gaurav Kapur as well. Kapur, moved to Mumbai several years ago for work. However, his parents continue to stay here.
He says, “Gurgaon is home and hence the emotional connect. I just spend time at home when I come.” There’s also a cute little friend who keeps him busy. “My nephew is one-year-old, and I spend most of the time with him when I am here now. I don’t venture out much,” says the A Wednesday actor.
Despite all his love for Gurgaon, he doesn’t mind pointing out the areas where the city could do better. In fact, on his Twitter account, he is quite vocal about it. “Behind the jokes I crack, there is an inherent sadness about how things could have been better. My parents moved there in 2000. It was peaceful and I would spend over two months there. It was the opposite of Mumbai, it wasn’t crowded. Things are different now.”
He often tweets about the issues people face in Gurgaon, in his signature witty style:
Of course Gurgaon is a Millennium City. Question is, which millennium?— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) 29 August 2016
Just drove in Gurgaon. Truly understand the phrase "it's a jungle out there". GTA got nothing on this reality!— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) 28 August 2016
Gurgaon has traffic issues. Gurgaon has water problem. Gurgaon has rubbish infrastructure. Sir pls do something. Hmmm...Name change kar do 🙈— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 13, 2016
He points out that it’s not always the authority which is to be blamed. Talking about the traffic condition here, he says “Nobody understands the meaning of a red light. It’s like a war, a video game. Nobody knows which direction the traffic is going. There are bikes flying in the opposite direction. The roads are broken, then there are call centre cabs that are parked anywhere blocking traffic. A U turn becomes a one way, which I understand is because of construction. But it just feels that whatever they are getting ready even now, is probably going to be three years behind than what was needed. It is never going to be future ready. That is why I said which Millennium are they talking about when they say Millennium City.”