'New Amsterdam' Season 3: Is Dr Kapoor quitting NBC show? Here's why Anupam Kher's character may be struck off
Fans miss the actor who is currently dealing with a personal challenge and are left wondering what the future holds for Dr Kapoor on the show
Dr Vijay Kapoor (Anupam Kher) is a fan favourite on 'New Amsterdam'. Fans, of course, haven't seen enough of Dr Kapoor because from the start of Season 3 he has been in a life and death battle with Covid-19. In fact, Dr Kapoor was literally saved from the brink of death by Dr Floyd Reynolds (Jocko Sims) who came back temporarily to 'New Amsterdam' to save his old friend but ended up staying permanently.
Before Dr Reynolds managed to bring Dr Kapoor back from death's door, Dr Kapoor had a vision which included his late wife telling him that he needs to go back for his granddaughter delivered by Ella (Dierdre Friel), Dr Kapoor's son's former partner. In the first few episodes of Season 3, it seemed that Dr Kapoor certainly had a lot to recover for.
However, after Dr Kapoor opens his eyes after his surgery, which was performed by Dr Reynolds, there hasn't been much clarity on what Dr Kapoor's recovery process will be. So much so that in the last episode of 'New Amsterdam', Max (Ryan Eggold) makes Dr Agnes Kao (Christine Chang) the interim chair of the Neurology Department and shows Agnes coming in on her own without her mentor Dr Kapoor by her side.
Fans began to wonder what the future holds for Dr Kapoor on the show. One fan tweeted, "Where’s Dr Kapoor? I want to see him meet his granddaughter. #NewAmsterdam." Another asked the question that seems to be on everyone's minds tweeting, "Can someone pls tell me if Dr. Kapoor is coming back? He was/is my fave. #NewAmsterdam."
Where’s Dr Kapoor? I want to see him meet his granddaughter. #NewAmsterdam— Lee (@lee3988) March 31, 2021
Can someone pls tell me if Dr. Kapoor is coming back? He was/is my fave. #NewAmsterdam— alexjaimes (@alexjaimesevyn) April 3, 2021
It seems that the lack of clarity on Dr Kapoor's role in Season 3 could be due to the unfortunate circumstances that currently prevail in the actor's personal life. Actor Anupam Kher's wife Kirron Kher, also an acclaimed actor, was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma and is currently under treatment in India. It remains to be seen if the actor can now shuttle between India and the US, or if the writers and creators of the show can work out a virtual way for the actor to continue to be a part of 'New Amsterdam'.
Kher recently shared the news of his wife's illness in an Instagram post. Kher in the statement said, "She is currently undergoing treatment and we are sure she will come out of this stronger than before. We are very blessed that she is being looked after by a phenomenal set of doctors."
Here's hoping that Kirron recovers soon in real life and that Dr Kapoor recovers soon on screen. You can catch new episodes of 'New Amsterdam' on Tuesdays 10/9c on NBC.