Pretty actress Roop Durgapal, who is currently enjoying her sabbatical post Balika Vadhu recently visited her hometown Almora in Uttarakhand. Being occupied with her shoots in Mumbai, she got a chance to pay a visit to her hometown after three and a half years.
In a conversation with TellyBuzz, Roop shares more about her trip to her hometown...
Roops shares, "I hail from Almora, which is a small and beautiful hill station near Nainital. I went there after 3 years as I was very busy shooting; my parents used to visit me in Mumbai. The scenic beauty, the clear blue sky, the extremely peaceful and pollution free surroundings of my hometown keeps you calm. I visited a lot of places in my hometown. I went to the famous Chitayi Temple' of my Kul Devta who is considered to be the God of justice in Uttarakhand. It has lakhs of uncountable bells in the entire temple compound where people come with their written letters who are seeking for justice. Devotees go there with bells and letters and tie them up in the temple to make their wishes come true. I had also tied a bell with a wish around four years back before coming to Mumbai. I visited the temple again to thank the lord for fulfilling my wish. I also paid a visit to my school to relive my childhood memories. I also went to my favorite cafe which is towards the end of the town from where one can witness the most beautiful sunset. It's known as 'The Bright End Corner.' It is surrounded by lush green forests and serves the best Burgers and Kulfi."
Roop loves social service and she didn't miss the opportunity at her hometown. She added, "I was invited at the Mission Hospital in Almora for Leprosy patients where they had arranged a small program for me. I really love doing social service for the poor and needy. I arranged food and sweets for all the patients of the hospital as they rarely get to eat such delicacies. I served the food to them and got their blessings in return. I also visited another hospital in Haldwani which is for the Arthritis patients and I interacted with the surgeons and inquired them about the latest technologies in the hospital for the benefit of the patients."
She continues, "People were surprised and amazed as they hardly get to see TV faces so close in real. Many youngsters followed me for autographs and clicked pictures with me. Some of the elderly ladies just wanted to touch my face to make sure it was really me. Most of them were addressing me as Sanchi only which was really amusing."
"This trip was long due as I was very
busy shooting. This trip brought back lots of childhood memories and I get to
meet all my cousins and family members whom I hadn't met since ages. Such
vacations are very important as we work for long hours without breaks so small
vacations like this break the monotony. It's important to refresh yourself once
in a while with vacations like this. Vacations are very relaxing and energizing,"