Ekta Kapoor and her story of women empowerment
Be it the big screen or the small, Ekta Kapoor has stamped her presence on both and has always evoked strong reactions from admirers and critics. Her content has been at times critiqued for being too regressive and occasionally for being too provocative. However, she has grown from strength to strength in an industry known for primarily masculine voices in board rooms. She founded Balalji Telefilms Limited in 1994 and since then, has gone on to become a formidable film and television producer and the joint managing director and creative head of her company. She also founded Balaji Motion Pictures in 2002 and ALT Balaji in April 2017.
A Padma Shri awardee, Ekta has grown beyond her lineage and is not just known today as actor Jeetendra's daughter. She is now a starmaker and a path-breaker who unapologetically lives and works on her own terms.