Remember Kedar a.k.a KD, a businessman with a penchant for the drums in Farhan Akhtar’s Rock On? Purab Kohli is an actor who’s really been lucky in testing different waters, experimenting with mainstream Bollywood films, television and even theatre. The 36-year old actor will be seen once more as the Killer Drummer in Rock On 2 as well as in Akshay Kumar’s Airlift.
The sequel of the earlier film which was recently shot in Shillong was a magical experience, says the actor in an interview to Mumbai Mirror, “The reunion was incredible. With a lot of musical instruments at our disposal, it was one long jam session. The bonding was far stronger during the Shillong schedule than it was when we shot together eight years ago."
The actor made his international TV debut this year as Rajan Rasal in the Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8. The show follows a group of people around the world who are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive as they are being hunted. "My part in the first season is too small. But the show is a huge success internationally and has definitely got me recognition. For the first time people randomly come up to me in London restaurants and ask me for autographs. But strangely, there's absolutely no reaction from India," he adds with a shrug, adding that working with the Wachowski siblings who created the Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta, and Jupiter Ascending, has been the greatest gift.
The article also reported that the actor would soon become a father, as he and finacee Lucy Payton are expecting their first child together. On the decision to have a child out of wedlock with yoga teacher and educationist Lucy, Purab says, “Lucy and I have been in a long distance relationship for a while and we're planning to be together now in one country." He admits that family members urged them to tie the knot before the baby's arrival but he didn't want his daughter growing up knowing that her parents rushed into a marriage as that taints her arrival. "We will get married when the time is right and our little angle is at the altar with us," he says in the article.