Ram Kapoor to share screen with wife Gautami
Television real couple, Ram Kapoor and his wife Gautami will come together for a telly soap. Gautami is the female lead of the serial and Ram Kapoor will be seen in a special appearance. Gautami who has taken a break from work for family is back to work with ‘Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi’ and what most interesting is her real husband and actor Ram Kapoor will be seen in a cameo.
Ram and Gautami tied the knot in 2000. They met and fell in love during their show, ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’ where Gautami played the love interest of his elder brother.
Gautami was last seen in soap, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. When asked why she was away from small screen for so long, she replied, “After Kyunki... I had to take a break because my kids were very small. With Ram (Kapoor) working round-the-clock it was imperative that one of us stay back and take care of the children. I chose to do that because I wanted to be a hands-on mother’’.
When asked what promoted her to chose ‘Khelti Hai Zindagi, she said, “Actually, I have been itching to work since the last two years especially after I did the small role in Student Of The Year. I had tasted blood and wanted to get back as soon as possible. However, either the script, working hours or the location didn’t suit me. Most of the serials these days are shot in far-flung places like Naigaon, which is logistically not possible for me’’.
''However, with Zee’s Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankhmicholi everything fell into place. The script is good, my character Shruti is interesting it is about a mother-daughter relationship and it is being shot at Malad, which is quite convenient'', added the actress.
When asked Ram’s reaction to her comeback, “Ram has always maintained that I should get back. He knows I can’t sit at home because I started working when I was very young. In fact, whenever I got offers I discussed them with him because he has a pulse on TV and a very good sensibility. He rejected most, and sometimes I would get annoyed.
I would tell him just let me do it. He used to ask me to relax and wait. He was proved right in many cases. He would tell ‘see what has happened to the character you were doing or where the serial has gone.’ When this serial came he said do it. Not only that, he is pitching in by adjusting his schedule. When I was working for longer hours he was at home for two days.He was teasing me to take him to a movie! Even my mother-in-law is very supportive and makes it a point to be there during a crisis. The fact that I will not be there all the time now for my children is unnerving, but kids also need a breather”, she concludes.