Ekta Kapoor celebrates her 48th birthday today. Here are a few lesser-known facts about the Czarina of Indian television.
Ekta Kapoor who is also popularly called the Czarina of Indian television celebrates her 48th birthday today. Known for introducing the highly hyped and regressive saas bahu angle on Indian television, over the years this daughter of Bollywood actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor has attracted a lot of controversies and mostly related to bold content that she has offered on television and on the OTT platform.
Know some lesser know facts about the so-called queen of controversies, Ekta Kapoor:
Before Ekta, the Indian television serials were more of fun and focused on the simple lives of common people. From Dekh Bhai Dekh to Chandrakanta, comedy, mythology, and dramas based on legendary writers like Munshi Premchand were shown on Indian television. However, Ekta Kapoor changed all that by introducing bold content and a typical Saas bahu drama which surprisingly continues to attract huge TRP with melodrama being the focal point of attraction.
In his heydays, Jeetendra was a big star. The handsome actor had a huge female following and girls used to gather around him whenever he was seen in public. Young Ekta was very possessive of her father and that is why whenever she saw any actress near her father she used to attack her. That is why Jeetendra never took her with him on the movie sets.
Sunny Leone who is now getting good work in Bollywood was a well-known pornstar before Ekta launched her in the Indian film industry. From Ragini MMS 2 to Baby Doll song, Ekta gave Sunny all the ropes so that she can get a standing in Bollywood. It was certainly a very daring move considering the outlook of Indian society towards porn.
The famous television, film, and OTT content producer was slammed by the Supreme Court for polluting the minds of young people through her web series XXX Season 2 streamed on her OTT platform ALT Balaji. The first season of XXX also showed a lot of erotic drama and all the actors including the model Kyra Dutta were asked to sign a nudity contract so that they do not object to any hot scene while shooting.
There have been rumours about Karan Johar’s mother interested in making Ekta her bahu. But as it turned out Karan is gay and it could not happen. But there are reports that even Ekta has a fondness for girls and that can be one reason she had a child through surrogacy but never married a man. Her name has been linked with Prachi Desai and Mona Singh multiple times.