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Motherhood is such a lovely phase in a woman’s life, a transition from being a lady to being a woman. The television Czarina, who has been quite vocal about her son and on becoming a mother for the first time and is enjoying the phase to the fullest. The mention is of none other than, Ekta Kapoor. The television queen who embraced motherhood early this year is on cloud nine these days as she has been spending more and more time with her newborn son, Ravie Kapoor.
After so many conjectures and speculations, Ekta Kapoor finally announced on January 31, 2019, that she embraced motherhood through surrogacy. Not just her, even her brother, Tusshar Kapoor had also taken the IVF path to embrace fatherhood a few years back with the arrival of Laksshay Kapoor. Ekta has been quite vocal about her motherhood journey all this while. (You May Also Like: Katrina Kaif Reveals Real Reason Why Salman Khan Doesn't Want Her To Call Him 'Bhaiya', Check Inside)
Now, in a heart-to-heart conversation with the Bombay Times, Ekta talked about her son Ravie and how she manages to spend time with him. She was quoted as saying, “Currently, life is all about spending as much time as possible with my son. These days, I try and leave the office earlier than usual.” In fact, she further said that she regretted not setting up a creche in the office earlier, "I bring Ravie to the office frequently and he spends time with my team. I have a huge support system in my mother and my team, so whenever I get busy with meetings, they keep him entertained. He is only three months old, but he has made friends with my colleagues and it may sound unrealistic, but he recognises people at work.”
She further stated, “That is one of the reasons I have set up a creche in my office. Even when my son grows older, the creche will continue, because it is important for working mothers to be around their babies. In fact, I should have built it in my office a long time ago. I regret not having done that earlier.” (Also Check: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja Flaunts Royalty At Cousin Priya Singh's Wedding In London, Pictures Inside)
On January 31, 2019, Ekta herself had taken to her official Instagram handle and shared her happiness. She had written, “By God’s grace, I have seen many successes in my life, but nothing beats the feeling of this beautiful soul being added in my world. I cannot even begin to express how happy my baby’s birth has made me. Everything in life doesn’t go the way you want it to but there are always solutions to those hiccups. I found mine and today I feel immensely blessed to become a parent. It is an emotional moment for me, and my family and I can’t wait to begin this new journey of being a mother to my little bundle of joy, Ravie Kapoor.”
Talking to famous film critic, Anupama Chopra, about the first time she found out she was going to be a mom, she had said, “When I knew that the surrogate had conceived, and it was on June 7. On my birthday I got to know. I was a bit overwhelmed. I was like 'Okay this is happening. This is going to be a huge responsibility. I just wrote a show out which is going to be with an A-list Bollywood actress. It's called Mentalhood. It's about motherhood and every time we did the scripting about the Momzillas and the pressure you go through, the guilt you go through, tiger moms, helicopter moms, I was constantly feeling overwhelmed. But now I have realised that I have a lot of guilt even now.”
Adding further she had said, “I think the first thing you think as a mother is guilt. I don't think anyone would say that so openly. I am at work, I am feeling guilty, when I am at home, there is a lot of guilt about not completing the things that I used to normally do. So, you are just dealing with various kinds of guilt. Then it's responsibility and third is a feeling that there's someone there that you want to see grow. It's a bit confusing at this moment. It has been 25 days as of now.” (Do Read: Chhavi Mittal Couldn't Hold Baby Arham In Arms When He Was Born, Pens Last Chapter Of Birth Story)
Earlier in an interview with an online portal, Ekta Kapoor was quoted as saying, “I am a human being who recovered from a lot of pain last year because of my nephew. I had many professional ups and downs last year. Television did very well but films did not and that is very in your face because everyone knows it did not do well. So, it just hits you more. But my nephew would just suck out every bit of tension from me. People, when they used to talk about their children, their eyes would light up. And he is not even my own child, he is my nephew, but it is magical. A magic happens when a child comes to a house and as a kid grows, you grow with them and the small things become the big things.”
Earlier, in an interaction with a media portal, Ekta was once quoted as saying, “I am a human being who recovered from a lot of pain last year because of my nephew. I had many professional ups and downs last year. Television did very well but films did not and that is very in your face because everyone knows it did not do well. So, it just hits you more. But my nephew would just suck out every bit of tension from me. People, when they used to talk about their children, their eyes would light up. And he is not even my own child, he is my nephew, but it is magical. A magic happens when a child comes to a house and as a kid grows, you grow with them and the small things become the big things.”
Further sharing that her parents want her to take the plunge, Ekta had once revealed her marriage plans and had remarked, “My parents want me to, but I don’t know if I am ready. I am too busy. So, I have huge respect for women who manage both the home and their work. It’s superb multi-tasking, kudos to them. At this present moment, I have to take out time for a work-out. At 1’o clock, I am going for a walk. I need to plan my life first before I plan a child.”
The 43-year-old television queen had once shared her views on tying the knot, “All my friends, who were married are now unmarried. With the amount of divorces, I have seen recently, I think I am the more patient one. At least, I waited for it. I definitely know one thing, that I want a child but marriage, I don’t know. I don’t have time for myself, if I get a couple of hours, I would like to go to a spa. I look forward to a one-day vacation with friends. I love my work, so I don’t crib. People tell me give it up if you have such a problem with it. I won’t, I would get so bored. I’d rather be busy than bored.” (Also Check: Karan Singh Grover Shares That He Can't Get Enough Of Bipasha Basu, Says She Might Get Sick Of Him)
Here's wishing a life full of happiness and success to Ekta and Ravie!