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The queen of the small screen who is a perfect example of women empowerment, Ekta Kapoor, is riding high in her personal life. After years of hard work, Ekta Kapoor finally welcomed her baby boy on January 27, 2019, through surrogacy. The Indian television producer, film producer and director lovingly named her son, Ravie Kapoor, after her father Jeetendra’s name, Ravi Kapoor.
After three days, on January 31, 2019, Ekta herself took to her official Instagram handle and shared her happiness. Announcing the arrival, Ekta had written on social media, “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.” (You May Also Like: Has 'Puncch Beat' Pair, Khushi Joshi And Siddharth Sharma Broken All Ties Due To Priyank Sharma?)
She further wrote, “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.”
Recently, Ekta Kapoor opened up about becoming a mother through surrogacy and much more, in an interaction with a famous Indian author, journalist and film critic, Anupama Chopra. Speaking about the first time she found out she was going to be a mom, she 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.” (Checkout: Neha Kakkar Requests Fans Not To Blame Himansh Kohli For Their Breakup, Says I Never Got Betrayed)
Adding further, she 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.” Sharing the support of the family for she being a single mom to Ravie, Ekta shared, “The baby is a joint venture. My family has been very supportive throughout, and my brother has also chipped in to share parenting duties.”
Dr. Nandita Palshetkar’s, who has been looking into Ekta’s case had said, “Ekta came to me some years back to become a mother. We tried to help her get pregnant with multiple cycles of IUI and also multiple cycles of IVF. But we were unsuccessful. Hence, we had to take help of the technique of surrogacy which we performed nine months back at our Bloom IVF centre. Nine months later, she had achieved success with the birth of a child on Sunday.” (Also Check: Anita Hassanandani Reveals If She Is Considering Surrogacy, Says The Baby Will Be There Next Year)
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.”
She also shared, “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.”
On being asked if she is tying the knot soon and planning a baby anytime soon, she had stated, “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.” (Do Read: Lovey Sasan Wore A Sabyasachi Lehenga On Her Gurudwara Wedding, Looks Mesmerising As Sikh Bride)
Here's wishing Ekta Kapoor and Ravie Kapoor all the happiness and love in this world!