Ektaa Kapoor's Unheard Story: Banned From Father's Sets, Called Cops After Fight With Brother, More

Meet the famous Indian producer, Ektaa Kapoor, who is renowned as the 'Soap queen'. Here are some interesting anecdotes from her childhood.


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Ektaa Kapoor's Unheard Story: Banned From Father's Sets, Called Cops After Fight With Brother, More

Ektaa Kapoor was born in Maharashtra on June 7, 1975, to her parents, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor. Unlike her father, mother, and brother, Tusshar Kapoor, she never tried her luck in acting. Once, in an old interview with Vogue India, Ektaa revealed that even before the thought of becoming a producer kicked in her heart, she wanted to be a journalist. When asked why she never followed in her family's footsteps and acted in front of the camera, she gave a surprising response.

Ektaa Kapoor reveals the reason why she never tried her luck in acting

Ektaa Kapoor clearly stated that she never felt confident about her face or body, and instead of acting in front of the camera, she was more interested in narrating stories. As a result, she decided to become a producer. At the age of 17, Ektaa Kapoor kick-started her professional career when she started interning under renowned filmmaker, Kailash Surendranath. After gaining some experience in filmmaking, she became a producer after Balaji Telefilms was founded in November 1994. Her initial projects couldn't impress the audiences, and she suffered a loss of Rs. 50 lakhs back in those days.

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However, in the following years, Ektaa Kapoor caught everyone's attention with her shows, Mano Ya Na Mano, Dhun Dhamaka, Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,  Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, Kohi Apna Sa, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kalash, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, and many more. Apart from television shows, Ektaa also produced a series of films and even dominated the OTT space with her banner, ALT Digital Media Entertainment. For her incredible contribution to the field of Arts, Ektaa Kapoor was bestowed with Padma Shri back in 2020.

Ektaa Kapoor was banned from the sets of her father, Jeetendra's films

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For the uninitiated, Ektaa Kapoor was extremely possessive of her father, Jeetendra, during her growing years. For instance, she wasn't allowed to enter the sets of her father and legendary actor, Jeetendra's films. Ektaa revealed the reason behind it when she appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show. The ace producer revealed that she was so jealous of heroines working with her father that people thought that she 'could attack his heroines'. Recalling the same, Ektaa said:

"Main papa ko kisi ke saath shooting karne nahi deti thi. They used to not let me go on his set because I could attack his heroines. I was so jealous, ki mere papa ke saath koi kaam nahi karega. Mere father ke saath koi baat kare mujhe bilkul accha nahi lagta tha."

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Ektaa Kapoor once called the police after her brother, Tusshar Kapoor punched her nose

During their childhood, Ektaa Kapoor had a not-so-special bond with her brother, Tusshar Kapoor. Time and again, in many interviews, Ektaa recalled how they used to fight all the time and never liked each other. However, when they grew up and matured, Ektaa and Tusshar understood each other and became one of the most sought-after brother-sister duos in the film industry. However, things weren't like this right from the start. During her appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show, Ektaa Kapoor opened up about the time when she called the cops after her brother, Tusshar Kapoor, punched her nose in an intense fight.

"Like every other sibling, me and Tusshar fight a lot. You will be surprised to know that once when we went on a family trio to Tirupati, we both started fighting for some reason. During the fight, Tusshar punched my nose. Later, I dialled the cops."

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Tusshar Kapoor once admitted that he regrets slapping his sister, Ektaa Kapoor

Once, in an old interview with a news portal, Ektaa Kapoor's brother, Tusshar Kapoor, admitted that he used to bully her a lot. The actor recalled a fight in which he locked her hands and slapped her during their fight. Recalling the incident, Tusshar revealed that Ektaa was screaming for help, but he continued beating her. When Jeetendra learnt about it, he was furious with Tusshar and taught him a lesson. The father warned Tusshar not to touch Ektaa ever again. Sharing how all these intense fights are now in the past, Tusshar revealed that he now respects his sister, and they have a concrete bond today. He said:

"Being the younger one, I used to bully her. I would trouble her a lot and even beat her up.  Once, I remember pinning her down on the sofa,  locking her hands and slapping her.  She was screaming for help. Our friend Shabina was watching and laughing the whole time. When dad came to know, he fired the hell out of me. He was so angry that he dared me to touch her again. Now my relationship with Ekta has changed a lot. We give each other space and we respect each other."

Despite being bullied by her brother, Tusshar Kapoor and facing the constant pressure of being the daughter of a legendary actor like Jeetendra, it's incredible how Ektaa Kapoor carved her own path in the entertainment industry. She is among the few celebrity kids in India who dared not to follow in their parents' footsteps and build something of their own. For that reason, Ektaa Kapoor will remain an inspiration for many people who want to do something different in their lives.

What are your thoughts on Ektaa Kapoor's childhood, which was full of sweet and sour moments? Let us know.

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