Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor became the mother of a beautiful baby in January last year and she has been talking so much about embracing motherhood and becoming a single parent ever since. The popular producer opened up on when she actually decided to become a mother and how did having a baby through surrogacy affect her parents – veteran actor Jeetendra and Shobhaa Kapoor. In her latest conversation with Pinkvilla, Ekta revealed that she was 36 when she decided to store her eggs because she had an idea that she was not going to get married just for the sake of having a child. Also Read - Akshay Kumar to Reunite With Ekta Kapoor For Action-Comedy; Seventh Film in Pipeline
Ekta’s brother, actor Tusshar Kapoor became father to a boy in 2016 through surrogacy and she said her brother’s decision gave her a lot of confidence. The producer asserted that Tusshar becoming a father in a non-traditional manner first seemed awkward to their parents but it changed them for better later. Ekta added that she labels herself as a ‘non-conformist’ and that’s the reason she knew she could never agree to marriage just because people think it’s necessary to settle down in life. She was quoted saying, “I had stored my eggs when I was 36. Had a calling for a long time I don’t know what was it. I don’t know I thought I might get married, might not. Very late, if it happens. Or it may never happen because I am not gonna do anything just for the sake of it. I have always been such a nonconformist, there was no way I would…(conform to marriage).” Also Read - 'Single Parent Club'! Tusshar Kapoor Celebrates 'Breaking Barriers' With Karan Johar And Ekta Kapoor
The woman, who’s also known as TV’s czarina after producing some of the most popular and historic shows on Indian television, went on to tell how being a single parent has so much beauty. She said her mother used to ask her to get married but when she understood that marriage was not on the cards for a long time, she asked her to have a kid. Also Read - Karishma Tanna Wears This on Ekta Kapoor’s Son Ravie Kapoor’s Birthday Party
Ekta named her son after the original name of her father – Ravie Kapoor. Her Instagram timeline is filled with many cute photos and videos of both Ravie and Laksshya.