Earlier this year in July, Purab went on an extensive hunt on a networking site to find the perfect travel companions, with whom he could share a common travel wish list.
He zeroed down in on an exciting mix of personalities — Arun Kolagada, a software engineer who teaches capoeira; Bhaskara Seth, a film student and Jupiter Huidrom, a marketing professional.
Sharing their experiences at a press conference in the City recently, Purab Kohli said, “This journey was a crazy, wild adventure for my three friends and I. It’s a story of self-discovery, sheer exploration and venturing into unknown destinations. It has been an exhilarating experience. It provides you freedom from the regular and boring work.
I would have regretted if I hadn’t gone on this journey.” Arun said that he was tired of being in a corporate job and he chose to teach capoeira, a Brazilian martial art form.
“When I participated in the contest, I was very cynical and didn’t think that I would get chosen. We travelled two months, 55 days and everyday was a new experience. I learnt so much and gained a lot of exposure at the end of the trip,” he said. Jupiter couldn’t contain his excitement when he was talking about his experience.
“I fractured my leg during the journey but I have no regrets. I lived every moment and it was worth the try. I had never ridden a bike before but after the show I learnt to ride a bike and I have also overcome some of my worst fears. We did some of the craziest things on the show and bonded really well,” he observed.
The show will have 10 episodes to begin with, informed Debarpita Bannerjee, VP, Marketing, Fox International.
“'Life Mein Ek Baar is our latest offering. It’s a story of four friends and their travel escapades — indeed the fun is in the journey! This show would certainly make you want to get out of the mundane, do something interesting, and lap up different kinds of experiences that life has to offer. We gave the boys full freedom and let them do whatever they wanted and all that was captured on the camera,” she said.
The team has travelled to most places across India and a few places abroad. The team went on a biking expedition on the highest motorable road in Khardungla, Leh. They visited the Mount Everest and went scuba diving in Thailand. They also swam with dolphins in Dubai.