‘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

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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).

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