Purab wants to break away from urban image
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.