There's a new celebrity baby in Bollywood. After news broke early Thursday morning that Ekta Kapoor became a mother through surrogacy, the TV producer went on to confirm the news on social media. Ekta penned a heartfelt note about becoming a first-time mother and also revealed her son's name, Ravie Kapoor, after her father Jeetendra whose real name is Ravi Kapoor.
Making the baby announcement, Ekta wrote, "Please send your love and blessings for lil Ravie!" She went on to mention how happy and blessed she felt to become a mother and that she could not wait to begin her journey with her son.
The Kasautii Zindagii Kay creator also mentioned in another post that she had opted for surrogacy after unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant through IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation). The post also confirmed earlier news reports that Ravie was born on Sunday, 27th January, 2019.
It was only a matter of time before Bollywood celebrities flocked to social media to wish Ekta and welcome li'l Ravie. These included actress Nimrat Kaur, film producer Sanjay Gupta with whom Ekta has collaborated over several movies like Shootout At Lokhandwala.
Huge congratulations @ektaravikapoor on this brand new chapter in your life...wishing you all the love and the most amazing adventures ever !! ♥️🤗😘
And this is the most heartening news this morning. Many congratulations Ekta. Welcome to the world and joy of parenting. God bless your baby with good health and lots of masti. 🤗🤗🤗 https://t.co/dG92HnK2G1
Actress Hina Khan, who plays Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, also wished Ekta on Instagram.
Erica Fernandes, who plays Prerna in the same show, also wished her.
However, the sweetest message arrived from none other than Karan Johar. The filmmaker posted an emotional message and picture on Twitter, happily announcing that his twins Roohi and Yash have a new best friend. Both of Karan's children, who are surrogate babies as well, have been seen sharing play dates with Laksshya, Tusshar Kapoor's son.
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!!!!❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/Wtex0bXt5K
Actress Shilpa Shetty, Vidya Balan and Karishma Tanna also wished Ekta.
There were congratulatory messages from a host of TV celebrities as well - from past Ekta Kapoor shows to the present. Smriti Irani and Ronit Roy, who played Tulsi and Mihir in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, were among the first to wish her.
Here are a few more celebs who wished Ekta and Ravie.
Actress Neena Kulkarni from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein:
Esha Deol had the cutest message for the new mommy:
Shweta Bachchan also added her congratulations, as did Nivedita Basu, who worked with Ekta on some iconic shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Hum Paanch and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki.
Ekta's choice to become a parent through surrogacy followed her brother Tusshar's footsteps, who welcomed his son Laksshya into the family in June 2016. The little Kapoor has since filled up multiple grids on Ekta's Instagram and she has made no efforts to hide her love for her nephew.
Both Ekta and Tusshar, children of Shobha Kapoor and Jeetendra, are single parents. They also join other celebrities like Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan, Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan as well as Lisa Ray who are also parents through surrogacy.
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