Does travelling take a toll?
B-town actors reveal how travelling takes a toll on their personal lives.entertainment Updated: Sep 29, 2009 19:32 IST
It’s a blessing that I don’t miss my family when I travel because my wife (Twinkle Khanna) and son (Aarav) accompany me wherever I go. Luckily, most of my outdoor schedules have happened when Aarav’s school is closed. The rest doesn’t matter because it gets sorted. I’m not fussy about food or anything else.
I hate travelling because it disrupts my day-to-day routine and also distances me from my family. No matter how involved I am with my work, it’s not a great feeling to enter a hotel room every day. I’d rather be with my family. Besides, I hate flying but am forced to. But having said this, I can’t say that I won’t travel because it would amount to me not getting work. So much as I hate it, I accept it as a professional hazard.
Travelling is both a boon and a curse for actors because though you get to see new places, you miss out on going to the gym and eating the right food. The body clock takes a while to adjust. You feel burnt out because the work schedules are extremely hectic.
They are all young guys who’re working their butts off. I don’t think they mind it. If I feel it’s affecting them, I advise them against doing it. But it’s a professional hazard. A lot of professions expect people to travel. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter as long as the toll doesn’t show on screen.
I think actors love it. If that didn’t happen, they would feel as if they are not working and wouldn’t feel like a star. It’s part of the star trapping. Imagine how they would feel if they were in Mumbai all the time! Any star who complains about travelling and living out of suitcases is free to leave the industry. Let’s see how many of them do it. Personally, I hate travelling. I even hate travelling outside Andheri.
Travelling doesn’t affect my health. I love it.
I always found it very stimulating because one gets to visit new places, meet new people. It breaks the monotony of day-to-day life.
I travel a minimim of 10 times a month, usually for two-three days. As a fashion model, I travelled a lot more and I’m missing that now. Now, I travel a lot for pleasure. I just returned from a trip to Kashmir. I love to explore new places.