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Ram Kapoor may quit Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, makes films his priority

Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, November 29, 2012
First Published: 14:12 IST(29/11/2012) | Last Updated: 19:13 IST(30/11/2012)
Actors who work in TV dailies usually shoot for 16 to 18 hours a day. Therefore, they don’t have the time to take up projects across other mediums. Even though Ram Kapoor is one such actor who has been shuffling TV and film work for years, the pressure seems to be getting to him now.

The actor has apparently decided to quit his hit show, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain (BALH), as his film commitments have left him with no time. Ram has played the role of the male lead in the show for about a year-and-a-half.

An insider says, “Ram has spoken to Balaji (production house) and the channel (Sony). He told Ekta that he wants to quit as he has received some good film offers. Finding the time for his films and shooting for BALH was becoming very difficult for him.”

While news about Ram wanting to quit BALH had first made headlines in September, the issue was soon resolved. But now, with more film work coming his way, he is finding it hard to manage his schedule. “Every month, he works on the show for 15 days, and then he dedicates 15 days for his films. And because he is in almost every frame of BALH, it’s even tougher. There have been times when the production unit has had to make do with close-up shots and body doubles, as he did not have time to shoot,” says a source.

However, the producers are still trying to convince him to stay. To buy some time for him, the production house has even introduced a special shooting track in a maha episode that the channel is currently filming. In the soon-to-be-aired promo of this episode, Ram’s character will be seen getting shot, while protecting his onscreen wife, Priya (Sakshi Tanwar).

This year, Ram has been seen in supporting roles in films like Agent Vinod, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Student Of The Year. His upcoming releases are Love U Mr Kalakaar, a Marathi film called Maaee, Mira Nair’s Midnight’s Children and Yashraj’s Mere Dad Ki Maruti.
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