The two are eager to team up again with each other
Actor Purab Kohli says his next project with director Girish Malik will go on the floors towards the end of the year. This will be Purab’s second film with the director, after the recently released Jal, which has won the National Award for the best film in the special effects category. “After Jal, there is another film with Girish, which should take-off towards the end of the year and that is a really exciting project,” the actor told reporters Wednesday at the launch of a luxury fashion brand store here. Jal focussed on the universal issue of water scarcity and featured Purab in the lead role of a water diviner.
The film got a mixed response from the audience, however, but Purab is not bothered and said, “As a piece of cinema, it (Jal) still fascinates me. When I sit down in a theatre and watch Jal, it shakes me up”. Further talking about the response to Jal, and its director Girish, the actor said: “Some people really loved it, while some criticised Girish’s work. But I think it is his style and for me, his style is refreshing and new. “I look up at these (reactions) as opinions and regard those opinions, but at the same time I think he has made a brilliant film,” he added.
Set in the Rann of Kutch, Jal released April 4 in India. Earlier, the film had been to various film festivals like Busan Film Festival and International Film Festival of India and won appreciation. Purab’s next is Tere Aane Se, slated to release in September this year.