Kunal Kapoor: I have a metabolism that’s faster than Usain Bolt
After impressing with his performances in movies like Rang De Basanti, Dear Zindagi, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities and Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, actor Kunal Kapoor has turned host with Wavemaker’s Spirit of Scotland, a five-episode series that takes viewers on a tour across the country, giving them a peek into Scottish culture, food, traditions and, of course, the picturesque landscape. In an interaction with indianexpress.com, the actor spoke about his idea of a vacation, his favourite country, and life during lockdown.
You recently hosted Spirit of Scotland, as part of which you travelled across the country and explored its many facets. Was this your first visit?
Scotland has been on my travel bucket list for the longest time. I visit England quite often but have never managed to get Scotland on my itinerary. The many misses seem even more surprising considering that some of my best moments with friends and family are over the most Scottish of all exports — its legion of scotches. I’m glad that through the show I could bring some of my experiences back home. Watch the show, as I take you down trails unseen by most over precious drams of gold.
What was the most interesting thing you experienced on your journey?
Scotland is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque places in the world. But what made it special is how warm and welcoming the people are. I travelled through the length and breadth of the country and met wonderful people, some of who were also connoisseurs of the finest whiskies. Also discovering the distilleries behind some of the world’s greatest brands was special. It was fascinating to see the great amount of respect Scots have for their heritage and culture, and they have managed to embrace modernity and also keep the Scottish culture alive.