Bravo’s Andy Cohen called Amrit Kapai’s coming out to his grandmother on Family karma as “one of the most powerful episodes of anything to air on Bravo.” Unbelievable. ”In the last episode, Kapai fought back tears as he tried to explain to his grandmother that he was gay and wanted to marry her boyfriend Nicholas Kouchoukos. Kapai opened up to him. Showbiz Cheat Sheet on the vast array of emotions he endured, calling the moment a “whirlwind”.
Amrit Kapai remembers this moment as a “whirlwind”
Previews teased that Kapai would eventually not only have to tell his grandmother that he was gay, but that he was ready to marry Kushoukos. Joined by his parents and uncle, Kapai struggled to find a word for “gay” in Hindi.
“It was such a whirlwind,” he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I look back now and think about it like, wow, I can’t believe everything that happened. I mean, I think there’s a lot of adrenaline going on and you’re constantly on the move. And it was just things I had to do. Like, say, my grandmother, which you know viewers saw in the trailer. I have just reached the time of my life when it was time.
‘Family Karma’ moment was ‘stressful’, recalls Amrit Kapai
The cameras capture Kapai’s range of expressions. He is emotional, worried that his beloved grandmother refuses that he wants to marry Kushoukos. He said the moment his family finally came together to talk to his grandmother was spontaneous. “I didn’t know how I was going to do it when I was going to do it,” he said. “What I was going to say… oh, my God. It all looked a lot like the present moment. But the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to be honest with her because I wanted that I didn’t want to be honest with her anymore.
“You will see the accumulation of my reasoning,” he continued. “Why I wanted to do it. What Nicholas thought about it, what my parents thought about it. You will see everything. You will see it all. I really wanted viewers to see this. You know, again, no matter how many times you’ve been out or what happened in the years you did, you know, you know, [it’s] just as terrifying and just as stressful as the first part.
“Family Karma” viewers reacted to the highlight
Kapai’s grandmother initially doesn’t like what she hears, probably completely taken aback. But she comes back and kisses her grandson. The moment was so powerful that a flood of fans and viewers alike had a reaction similar to Cohen’s. “OMG !! I’m so moved after he told his grandma he was gay! A spectator tweeted.
Another fan hoped to see more shows like Family Karma. “This is EXACTLY what real estate issues should b. #FamilyKarma = gem. PLEASE, producers never get in your way and pay 4 drama renewals or contracts. Amrit & family r so loving, raw & honest. 2 see what a gay child looks like 4 – fear and agony and longing for acceptance. The world needs 2 C that!
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“#FamilyKarma what a great episode,” another person tweeted. “Amrit’s parents are honestly so beautiful x.”
Family karma is Wednesday at 9 / 8c on Bravo.