Ekta Kapoor's inspiring speech on Shah Rukh Khan's TED Talks India is making all the right noise
Ekta Kapoor recalls her struggling period, encouraging young women to find the gold in them and shine brightly. She was speaking on Ted Talks India Nayi Soch.
Ekta Kapoor is known to be the queen of Indian Television as her shows continue to rule the TRP charts. From Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi to now Kundali Bhagya, Ekta has produced and has been part of several iconic shows.
The producer was recently called on a talk show hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, Ted Talks India Nayi Soch where she opened up on several leafs from her life diary. She also spoke about the time when she faced rejections from several channels but it was only her perseverance which kept her going.
Ekta is the daughter of veteran actor Jeetendra but she doesn't need that prefix anymore. She is a celebrity in herself and has been the force behind several successful careers on Television.
In an inspiring speech, Ekta asked women to recognise the gold in them and shine bright like it. She also encouraged young girls to never give up on their dreams and work hard to achieve it.
"Life was good, but I had no plan B. I had no option. Sometimes your greatest curse turns out to be your best blessing. I decided I was starting a TV serial business. My dad invested in me," Ekta began.
She added, "Now comes the twist in the plot. Your biggest twist happens when you are at ground zero. The lowest point in your life -- when you fall lower from a low. For me it was when lots of my pilots got rejected."
"Honestly, no channel wanted to meet me. How many chances will we give Jeetendra's daughter? Some media professionals saw those pilots with my father and one of them asked, 'Are you putting your money into your daughter's hobby?" she recalled.
However, she added that it was through her sheer hard work and her belief in herself that transformed into success.
She also spoke about the sleepless nights she spent crying and vomiting and then with Hum Paanch, things changed for her, she cited.
Not just that, Ekta also stated that with the advent of Television and daily shows, women got a say in household matters for the first time in India. She even cited how with her shows she got the audiences talking about sensitive issues like marital rape, domestic violence and health care, which was considered a taboo.
Ekta opened up like never before on the show only for us to realise how strong this phenomenon has been.