Monday, November 7, 2011

Life Mein Ek Baar

Just saw the first episode of 'Life Mein Ek Baar', an awesome Indian travel show that follows the adventures of Purab Kohli and 3 others. Purab started off as a Channel [V] VJ and found stardom when he played the character 'KD' in 'Rock On!!'. He's also appeared in several other movies and shows, but this is the first time I am seeing him on the small screen. I gotta tell you this guy is really awesome!! He's got a good sense of humour, is damn gutsy and is a good chap at heart. This show 'Life mein ek baar' was originally supposed to be based on Purab and 3 of his friends but Purab chose instead to give the opportunity to 3 guys who otherwise would not have gotten to do all the stuff that they ended up doing in the show. There was a well publicized selection of candidates mainly through FB and Twitter.

Initially I thought that this would be regular travel show with bunch of youngsters mainly based in and around India but that is totally not the case. These guys really do everything that they always wanted to do, and most of these things are stuff that you and me also have always wanted to do : skydiving, bungee jumping, driving a ferrari, washing a car with bikini clad babes, biking up a moutain etc. etc. In the very first episode itself these guys bike up the Leh mountains to the Khardung La Pass, which is supposedly the highest motorable road in the world. 2 of them actually have no biking experience whatsoever, and they drive up on Bullets!!!! It might seem possible when you just read about it here, but you should see that road for yourself, my heart was in my mouth when I saw how narrow the road actually is. It is 18,380 feet high (which means approx 5.6 kms above sea level!!!), filled with potholes, a steep cliff and sure death on one side and an unforgiving snow clad mountain on the other. Imagine a first time biker driving up on a heavy Bullet on this narrow little superhigh road!!! I am really looking forward to more of this show!!