While Ram Kapoor played Varun Dhawan’s father in Karan Johar’s directorial venture Student of the Year (2012), the actor was seen as Katrina Kaif’s father in the film-maker’s latest production. Ram says Karan is “one of the easiest directors” he has worked with so far.
“He is confident, and knows exactly what he wants. Because of that, everything becomes incredibly easy on the sets. He is always prepared for everything,” adds the actor.
Even though Ram was appreciated for his performances in films such as Udaan (2010) and Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013), critics panned him for his roles in Humshakals (2014) and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai (2015). But the actor says criticism “has never really affected” him. “Be it good or bad, I have always read things about myself, and disregarded them. Hence, when I do films like Humshakals, and get bad reviews, it doesn’t bother me. Over the years, I’ve realised that actors will always have more negative articles written about them than positive ones,” he says.
As far as his personal life is concerned, Ram says his kids — a 10-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son — are aware of his popularity. “My kids are well aware of who I am. Whenever we go out, people come up to me for photographs. They are older now, so they are used to it. However, it bothered them when they were younger,” he says.