Purab wants to break away from ur­ban image

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

Actor Purab Kohli (left), who started his ca­reer as a TV show host, thinks he has been stereo­typed in the film in­dus­try from the word go. Purab, who has been a part of films such as My Brother Nikhil (2005), Rock On (2008) and oth­ers, says that film­mak­ers only want to cast him as an “ur­ban” char­ac­ter.

“Given my his­tory of be­ing a tele­vi­sion show host, and then films like Rock On! or My Brother... peo­ple nat­u­rally thought that I am an ur­ban sort of guy, and that type of role suits me the best,” he says.

How­ever, the actor wants to break the stereo­type. He says, “It’s only when I did a film like an Air­lift (2016) that peo­ple saw that I can do dif­fer­ent roles.”

The 38-year-old actor clar­i­fies, he is not “averse to the idea” of play­ing sim­i­lar char­ac­ters in dif­fer­ent films but their per­son­al­i­ties have to be dif­fer­ent. “I can be a jour­nal­ist from New Delhi who cov­ers crime, and then I can be a page 3 re­porter in the next film. If the per­son­al­i­ties are dif­fer­ent from each other, then why not,” he says.

PHOTO: AALOK SONI/HT

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