Popular producer Ekta Kapoor has become a mother via surrogacy. She has named her newborn son Ravie Kapoor after her father and veteran actor Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor. Her son was born on January 27. "By God's grace, I have seen many successes in my life, but nothing beats the feeling of this beautiful soul being added to my world. I cannot even begin to express how happy my baby's birth has made me," Ekta shared on her Instagram.
"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," she added.
Sources close to Ekta said: "She was keenly involved in the entire process. She would take constant updates about the mother and baby's health at every stage from the doctor. It was her pure determination to become a mother that made this happen."
After the news came out on Thursday, Bollywood celebrities like Nimrat Kaur and Hansal Mehta welcomed her to "parenthood". Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, who guided Ekta throughout the process, said in a statement: "Ekta Kapoor came to me some years back to become a mother. We tried to help her get pregnant with multiple cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and also multiple cycles of In vitro fertilisation (IVF). But we were unsuccessful. Hence, we had to take help of the technique of surrogacy which we performed nine months back at our Bloom IVF centre. Nine months later, she has achieved success with the birth of a child on Sunday."
Ekta's brother, Tusshar Kapoor, also became a father in 2016 via surrogacy. He released a statement announcing Ekta’s news and said that he is happy for his sister and feels the family is now complete. He said, “I’m excited to announce the arrival of my nephew, a baby boy named Ravie Kapoor, born last week through IVF and surrogacy. Ekta is a very family oriented person and has been like a mother to my son Laksshya.”
(With IANS inputs)