Congratulations are in order for Ekta Kapoor as she has reportedly welcomed a baby boy via surrogacy. While reports of the new arrival in the film and TV producer’s life surfaced early on Thursday, the news was confirmed by ‘Simran’ director Hansal Mehta who wished the new mother on Twitter. He conveyed congratulations and ‘lots of love’ to ‘dearest’ Ekta as she welcomes ‘parenthood and joy.’
The duo had collaborated on the web series ‘Bose: Dead/Alive’ which was produced by Ekta while Hansal was an executive producer on it.
‘Kaabil’ director Sanjay Gupta, who has collaborated with the 43-year-old on ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ and ‘Shootout at Wadala’ also expressed his excitement. Sanjay called it the ‘most heartening news’ to welcome Ekta to the 'world and joy of parenting’. He wished the newborn ‘good health’ and ‘lots of mischief.’
Ekta’s brother Tusshar Kapoor is also a father to a baby boy, Laksshya, via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)/surrogacy, when he had become the first male celebrity in Bollywood to be a single father via surrogacy in June 2016.
This was followed by Karan Johar also welcoming twins, a boy and a girl, Yash and Roohi, in February 2017. KJo has been good friends with the sibling duo since childhood. 'Dangal' actress and lead actress of her hit show 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki' Sakshi Tanwar had welcomed a baby girl in a similar manner last year.
According to reports, Ekta’s child was born on January 27. The baby is healthy and is expected to return home soon.
Daughter of yesteryear superstar Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, Ekta is known as TV Czarina or TV Queen, arguably the most successful producer on the small screen. While the iconic show ‘Hum Paanch’ was produced by her in the '90s, her claim to superstardom was a string of successful shows starting with the letter K at the start of 2000 like 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.'
She later ventured into film production and tasted success with multiple films like ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’ ‘Ragini MMS’ franchise, among others. ‘Veere Di Wedding’ was a notable success last year for her while her digital platform also features numerous shows like ‘Ragini MMS: Returns’ among others.
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