By welcoming baby Ravie Kapoor into her life, Ekta Kapoor has become the first Indian female celebrity to turn a single mother via surrogacy
Producer Ekta Kapoor has become a mother to a baby boy via surrogacy.
The baby boy was born on January 27 and has been named Ravie, after her father Jeetendra's real name.
"By God's grace, I have seen many successes in my life, but nothing beats the feeling of this beautiful soul being added in my world. I cannot even begin to express how happy my baby's birth has made me," she wrote on Instagram.
The producer said she had been trying for a baby for the past seven years.
"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," Ekta said.
"It is an emotional moment for me and my family and I can't wait to begin this new journey of being a mother to my little bundle of joy, Ravie Kapoor," she added.
A source close to the actress revealed to Bombay Times, “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.”
Ekta's brother Tusshar Kapoor had also opted for surrogacy in 2016 for his son Laksshya.
"Ekta is a family-oriented person and has been like a mother to my son Laksshya. This marks the beginning of a new phase in her life, an exciting time of completeness and fulfilment," Tusshar told PTI.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who became a parent to a son and daughter via surrogacy in 2017, congratulated Kapoor on the new chapter in her life.
"To my soul connect mate in so many different ways! I love you and and am so so happy for you !! Yash and Roohi send love to their aunt and their new best friend Ravie!!!!," he wrote on Twitter.
Filmmakers Hansal Mehta and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary also congratulated the producer on motherhood.
"Many congratulations and lots of love dearest @ektaravikapoor. Welcome to parenthood and joy Mehta wrote.
"You are going to be awesome as a parent @ektaravikapoor Loads of love and hugs to you dearest mommy', welcome to the club," added Tiwary.
Last Updated 11:28 AM IST