New Amsterdam is a short doctor like Anupam Kher, who portrays Dr Vijay Kapoor, has left the NBC medical drama, Deadline has confirmed.
News of Kher’s exit follows New AmsterdamTuesday night’s episode, in which staff at Bellevue Hospital learned that Dr Kapoor had resigned. New Amsterdam Season 3 began with hospital staff dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. As is the case in real life, members of Bellevue Hospital contracted the infectious disease, including Dr Kapoor de Kher, who also had open heart surgery.
Kher has appeared in David Schulner’s NBC drama as a series regular since the show’s debut in 2018.
The actor’s exit from the series comes just days after he said The Hindustan Times that his wife, actress Kirron Kher, was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer.
“Kirron was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer of the blood. She is currently on treatment and we are sure she will come out stronger than before, ”he told the local publication. “We are very happy that she is being taken care of by a phenomenal group of doctors.”
New Amsterdam is inspired by the memo of Dr Eric Manheimerr Twelve patients: life and death at Bellevue Hospital and his 15 years as medical director of the hospital.
Schulner and Peter Horton are executive producers with Michael Slovis, David Foster, Aaron Ginsburg and Shaun Cassidy. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.