Kapoor Opened Like Never Before
The producer and Joint MD of Balaji Telefilms Ekta Kapoor Indian with her television serials brought a new wave on the Indian Television. She is often regarded as the Queen of India TV. Her daily soaps attract every age group and are based on women empowerment, Indian society, sex and of course sanskaras. From ‘Hum Paanch, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Naagin, Chandrakanta, Ye Hai Mohabbatein, Kumkum Bhagya, Kavach, to Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki’ the 42-year-old gave so much to the Television industry and audience.
Ekta Kapoor recently appeared in the fifth episode of the show TED Talks India Nayi Soch which is hosted by Shah Rukh Khan. This episode theme was ‘Meri Marzi | #PowerToWomen’. In the show, she talked about her journey from a struggling TV producer to a successful one.
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Ekta began with “Life was good, but I had no plan B. I had no option. Sometimes your greatest curse turns out to be your best blessing. I decided I was starting a TV serial business. My dad invested in me,”
She mentioned that one person asked my father to buy gold for me to which he answered: “Gold should be within her, what will she do with gold outside?”
“Now comes the twist in the plot. Your biggest twist happens when you are at ground zero. The lowest point in your life — when you fall lower from a low. For me, it was when lots of my pilots got rejected,” she said.
In her speech, she also revealed that “Honestly, no channel wanted to meet me. How many chances will we give Jeetendra’s daughter? Some media professionals saw those pilots with my father and one of them asked, ‘Are you putting your money into your daughter’s hobby?”