‘Friday releases are like appraisal period for us’
We are nervous about the response our film will get on the opening day, because that sets the trend for the rest of the weeks PURAB KOHLI, ACTOR
Actor Purab Kohli (right) is usually a bundle of nerves on the first day of his film’s release. The 38-yearold compares Friday releases to the appraisal period [when employees’ performance is assessed]. “Just like employees in corporate offices have their annual appraisal period, where they get nervous about what will happen with their salaries, we [actors] too, feel the first Friday jitters,” says Purab, who was last seen in the Sonakshi Sinha starrer, Noor. “Every Friday is our appraisal time. We are nervous about the response, our film will get on the opening day, because that sets the trend for the rest of the weeks,” he adds.
To calm himself, Purab shares that he keeps a check on the movie reviews on social media. “Fans often send me reviews of what some critics have written online. Then there are some trusted newspaper reviews that I definitely check. And finally, there’s obviously audience reaction on social media that gives me a clear picture. I’m not glued to my phone all the time, I just want to know what people say,” says Purab, who has worked in films such as My Brother Nikhil (2005), Rock ON! (2008).