Details On ‘Family Karma’ Star Amrit Kapai’s Gay Indian Wedding!

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Family Karma star, Amrit Kapai, says it’s not easy planning the first gay wedding in his community. 

Amrit, 35, spoke to Page Six about all the challenges he faced planning his wedding to Nicholas Kouchoukos. “We had a lot of odds stacked against us. I would say the hardest part was just the culture clash. It’s not two Indian guys getting married. It’s a white guy with a Christian faith and I’m an Indian guy with a Hindu religion,” Amrit explained. The Miami-based lawyer also said there were several moments in the planning process when he was ready to give up. Kapai said he almost skipped his wedding to Kouchoukos, 39, but they eventually tied the knot in Georgia this April. 

“At the end of the day, we got through it. We faced the challenges head-on and we were able to move forward.” The Family Karma star also explained how they integrated Indian traditions to fit their ceremony. “I just had to always have an open mind in terms of, how do we transform a tradition to make it recent, to make it [modern] and to also make it fit with a gay wedding.” Bravo fans will get an intimate look into all that went into Amrit and Kouchoukos’ marriage during season 3 of their Bravo reality show. Kapai said that having his wedding filmed for the show was an out-of-body experience. 

Despite the stress of planning their wedding, Kapai added that he is grateful to be a conduit for queer representation on the network. “It’s a huge responsibility and I take it very, very seriously. I just want viewers — especially the younger LGBTQ community — to see this wedding and think to themselves, ‘Wow, this can happen for me. I can be that person and I can have this dream wedding.” Amrit also said that sometimes after coming out, it feels like it’s the end of the line and you’re not going to get a big wedding, “But that’s not true. And it can happen if you really want it to happen.” 

Amrit proposed to his partner during season 2 of Family Karma. Anisha Ramakrishna will also be getting married during season 3. She told Daily Dish last month, “It’s been a wonderful adventure so far, filled with highs, lows, and a lot of change. I am thrilled with my fiancé, and we have the blessings from our parents, and that’s what is most important to me.”

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