Ted Talks India Nayi Soch: Ekta Kapoor wants to mentor women to find the gold in themselves

Daughter of yesteryear superstar Jeetendra, Ekta might have been born with a silver spoon, but she wrote her own destiny. These were issues that were unheard of back in the 90’s, in the absence of social media. He also said that she is an inspiration to a lot of women in our country. She reiterated the need to follow and live your passion to the fullest. Talking about her father, Ekta shared that despite the taunts and retorts, Jeetendra never failed to support Ekta on all her endeavours. Ekta shared that how she was criticised for making such shows, but how her films were all about men and she wanted women to rule television. Her father Jeetendra was taunted for supporting his useless daughter. Ekta first spoke about her early childhood days of struggle when most top rated channels rejected her pilots. Her powerful speech moved the audience and host Shah Rukh Khan shared how he is proud of Ekta. Related News
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Published: January 8, 2018 6:49 pm

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Through her famous iconic characters like Tulsi and Parvati, Ekta aimed to highlight household issues like domestic violence, marital rape, and healthcare. Lastly, Ekta shared that it is common for women to put other’s needs before them. The film greeted a lot of controversy as it portrayed the story of women, who are straightforward and do not shy away from the taboos of society. “For my brother’s education abroad, my mother had to pawn her jewellery and my father invested all his money through me.” One person went to the extent of telling him “You should have bought her gold instead. While Ekta showed us the ‘gharelu sanskaari bahus’ in Tulsi and Parvati, she also showed us the modern day woman in her recent outing Lipstick Under My Burkha. My father replied that, ‘gold should be within her, what will she do with gold outside?’” The faith bestowed upon her by her father made her even more determined. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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