Ekta Kapoor turns 47 on Tuesday, June7. On her birthday, let’s look back at the time when she revealed that she wasn’t allowed to go on the sets of her father Jeetendra’s films. Revealing the reason behind this, she said that she was jealous of his heroines and people thought she ‘could attack him’. Also Read: Ekta Kapoor says Lock Upp host Kangana Ranaut is unbiased, has strong views: ‘I don’t agree with them’
Last year, during an appearance at The Kapil Sharma Show, Ekta said that as a child, she was ‘very possessive’ about her father. “Main papa ko kisi ke saath shooting karne nahi deti thi (I used to not let dad shoot with anyone).” She also said that she would get so ‘jealous’ that she could ‘attack his heroines’.
“They used to not let me go on his set because I could attack his heroines. I was so jealous, ki mere papa ke saath koi kaam nahi karega. Mere father ke saath koi baat kare mujhe bilkul accha nahi lagta tha (that no one should work with my father. Even if someone else spoke to my father, I did not like it at all),” she said.
But after Ekta entered the industry, she left behind the tag of being Jeetendra’s daughter and carved an identity of her own. Under her leadership, Balaji Telefilms became one of the most successful production houses in the television industry. She has made popular shows such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bhau Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kahiin To Hoga, Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Naagin and many more.
Along with the small screen, Ekta has also tasted success in Bollywood, with productions such as The Dirty Picture, Ragini MMS, Veere Di Wedding and Dream Girl.
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