August 19, 2012 17:03 IST
As the loving, rotund husband in the popular TV soap Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Ram Kapoor has touched unprecedented heights in his career. He has not only become one of the most popular small screen celebrities to rule the idiot box, but has managed to make fat heroes a new fad in the entertainment industry. With a little help from a certain Ms Vidya Balan, perhaps?
After the leading TV show, Ram's career in films too improved to a great degree. Recently he was seen in Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu and Agent Vinod. While he had teeny-weeny roles in both films, the small screen star actor managed to made his presence felt in the star-studded projects. Of course, in Udaan, he shone. And seriously, this had nothing to with his more than merely-rounded appearance. And he will be seen in Karan Johar's Student Of The Year.
Now the Bade Achhe Lagte Hain actor is all set to unleash his magic internationally. He did a role in Monsoon Wedding, but was more or less lost among the other performers. Our friendly spy told us that Ram has signed on to do Mira Nair's next film.
The actor confirmed the buzz and added: "I have been a huge admirer of Mira Nair's work for as long as I can remember, and it truly is a dream come true to be working with her again after Monsoon Wedding."
So now Ram has to successfully juggle timings between shooting for his daily soap opera and Mira Nair's film - or will he choose the bada parda over the little one?