Actor Ram Kapoor's father, Anil Kapoor passed away a few days ago after battling cancer. Fondly known as Billy, he was 74 years old. Ram Kapoor shared a great bond with his father. In a recent interview with Times of India, Ram opened up about his relationship with dad and shared that they went from having a rocky relationship to becoming best buddies. He also revealed how they bonded over the last few years.
The actor said, "Both he and I had busy careers and it was challenging to be physically present and share common things. But, we bonded a lot over phone calls and long conversations, which lasted for 2-3 hours. We used to fight, argue and have the best advice for each other. It is because we kept our work lives separate and were self-reliant, we became such a close father-son duo."
During the interview, Ram Kapoor also revealed why he never used his dad's name to get work even though he was a big name in the advertising area. Talking about it, Ram said that when he told him his decision to pursue acting as a career, his father did not take him seriously and he did not discourage him either but told him to follow his dreams. He added that he always wanted to prove to his father that he could make a career without using his help and support.
"I was highly inspired by Nicolas Cage, a Hollywood star who is also the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola, but he never took the surname and created his own identity." He further added that it took him ten years to impress him, and 'from a rocky relationship that I shared with him during those initial years, we went on to become great buddies. He used to proudly tell people how I was his best friend."
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