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Actors and besties Kunal Kapoor and Cyrus Sahukar take the ultimate road trip, from Dharamsala to Spiti Valley, in Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus, which recently began airing on television.

Priya Kumari Rana

What’s better than a road trip? A road trip with your childhood best friend, of course. And it’s all the merrier when it’s that one epic trip you both always wanted to undertake but couldn’t quite find the right occasion. Actor Kunal Kapoor and comedian and television host Cyrus Sahukar did just that with a nine-day adventure across the Himalayan terrains, deadly roads, hairpin bends and comic capers included. They got extra lucky as Fox Life made a reality show out of it called Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus.

“The producers asked me who I’d like to travel with, and I couldn’t think of anyone else,” says Kunal Kapoor. “My first choice was Sahu (Cyrus Sahukar) since we’ve been friends for 22 years now.” Given a Jeep Grand Cherokee to manoeuvre across stretches of what could hardly be called roads, they crawled at 10–15 kmph on the “world’s deadliest stretch” from Tabo to Pooh. Cyrus describes it as Mad Maxlike terrain, barren, rocky and spooky. “I don’t drive, and we have one terabyte of footage of Kunal moaning about it,” says Cyrus. “I drove a little, but not much. But I did enjoy staring out of the window and playing with the gadgets.”

Kunal says, “Cyrus is a

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