Ram Kapoor who has been in the entertainment industry for a long time shares that he has seen his share of ups and downs in the industry, having worked in TV, films, and now OTT space. Ram Kapoor further shares an important advice that one has to be emotionally tough to survive here, and luck plays an important part to get success.
While talking about the dark side of Bollywood, and how mental health is affected by competition, to which says that one has to find stability within, Ram Kapoor further shares important advice, by saying, “After the initial struggle I went through, I managed to make a name for myself in the television industry. Then it was my conscious decision to make a shift from quality to quantity. Today when I say that ‘work is fun for me’ and ‘I look for challenging and engaging characters in the kind of web series I do’, I say that with a certain amount of emotional and financial stability. I have earned it from television for more than 10 years.”
“In our industry, the ups, the success, the fandom is extreme but when the downfall happens, it is really dark. If you are not emotionally tough, it will be tough for you to survive the dark period before you see the light!”
During the lockdown period, several television actors committed suicide including Manmeet Grewal, Anupama Pathak, and Sameer Sharma. The untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput, who also started his journey from TV industry with Pavitra Rishta, was initially suspected to be a case of suicide by the Mumbai Police. However, the case is now under investigation by the CBI.
Although hard work plays an important role, Ram emphasises on the luck factor, too.
“I am lucky to get the right opportunity at the right time to prove my talent. Honestly speaking, there are many actors I know who are talented. They are no less talented than I am but probably they did not get the kind of opportunity they deserve, or did not get the appreciation from the audience the way I got.”
In his concluding statement, Ram said, “I think it is pure luck and that is where my heart is filled with gratitude. Having said that, I would say whenever there is a down, it is only wise to stay hopeful and not give up. Who knows, the good time is just on the way, coming towards you to change your life for a greater good. I am eternally hopeful.”
Ram is known for his roles in serials like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Kasamh Se, Ghar Ek Mandir, Kya Huaa Tera Vaada and many more.. He has now forayed into the digital space with the web series like Abhay 2 and karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat.
He will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series A Suitable Boy starring Tabu and Ishaan Khatter. Talking about working with Mira Nair, Ram says, “It was such a treat to work with Mira Nair in A Suitable Boy because the story is set in a different era and I play a politician. It is a well written multi-layered character and it was a nice reunion.”