Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor announced the birth of her baby boy yesterday, on January 31. Now, her father and veteran actor Jeetendra has opened up on the same. An excited Jeetendra talked to a leading daily and expressed his happiness. He said that his life is complete and there’s nothing more he wishes to have now.

Mid-Day quoted Jeetendra saying, “I was a dada earlier. Now, I have become a nana. My life is complete!”. He then revealed why the baby has been named ‘Ravie’ with an extra ‘e’. Jeetendra mentioned that the spelling of the name has an extra ‘e’ because the family believes a lot in astrology. He explained, “They wanted an astrologically (favourable) name starting with R, and then Ekta thought why not name him after baba?” On his reaction to the news, he said, “Shobha and I were over the moon when we heard it first. We are looking forward to him coming home. My family says he (Ravie) looks just like me, but then, a child’s looks keep changing every day. It’s tough to say who he will resemble in the future. Now, I have Laksshya and Ravie — they are the apple of my eye. I can die peacefully now as both my babies have their own babies.”

Ekta was reportedly trying to have a baby for the last seven years. She is believed to have gone for surrogacy after she failed to have a baby with IUI (Intrauterine insemination) and IVF (In vitro fertilisation) techniques.

Ekta took to social media to announce the baby’s name and thanked her well-wishers. Here’s what she wrote, “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. 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.”

Our hearty congratulations to the family!