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‘It’s a great experienceto travel solo’

Actor Priya Bapat has been travelling impromptu to scenic locales in the country and has also discovered her passion for writing

regional movies Updated: Jul 12, 2017 16:18 IST
Anjali Shetty
Actor Priya Bapat on her travelling experiences.
Actor Priya Bapat on her travelling experiences.(HTPHOTO)

Wonder what has kept actor Priya Bapat busy in the last eight months? Well, the actor has been bit by the travelling bug. Off late, Priya has been taking solo trips across thecountry. She says, “I have been travelling extensively and solo. I randomly decide a place, book my tickets and take off. I have been to Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh and Pondicherry.”

Priya has been enjoying every bit of these impromptu trips. She adds, “It’s a great experience to travel solo. It is a good feeling when you can just be alone and have conversations with yourself. I don’t want to sound philosophical but it is okay to pat yourself on the back and say good things to yourself. I am happy I could take some time off.”

Travelling has helped Priya discover a hidden talent too. “I used to maintain a diary in which I would write about my travel experiences. My writings have got published in a regional magazine. I can write only if I have experienced it, but I have no aim of becoming a writer. It is a form of expression for me; I won’t make it a profession,” says the Timepass 2 (2015) actor, adding that travelling makes her happy and content.

When it comes to work, Priya believes in “quality over quantity” and this is why you see the actor do selective films. “I take my time. I don’t sign films just for the sake of being on screen. And that is why, despite being in the industry for so many years, I have not done a huge number of films,” says Priya, who will start shooting for an untitled film in October.

The actor, who was last seen in the Marathi film Vazandar (2016), is awaiting the release of next films, Gajendra Ahire’s Pimpal and Nachiket Samant’s Gachchi.