Ekta Kapoor: News

The moniker ‘Czarina of Indian television' is not far off when it comes to Ekta Kapoor. The only thing it lacks is that it doesn’t take into account her big-screen credentials. In a male-dominated industry, she became one of the driving forces that determined what made the industry click. Kapoor was born on June 7, 1975, in Mumbai. She did her schooling at Bombay Scottish School and graduated from Mithibai College. At the insistence of her father, she started producing television series under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. Early success evaded her as her projects were rejected one after another until Zee TV selected her ‘Mano Ya Na Mano’ in 1995. She did not have to wait for much to taste her first success. Her 1995 series ‘Hum Paanch’ became the first of many successes that ensued. The 2000s saw Kapoor slowly conquering television with series such as ‘Kkavyanajali,’ ‘Kasamh Se,’ ‘Karam Apnaa Apnaa,’ ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,’ etc. In 2001, she made her Bollywood debut with the film ‘Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta.’ Since then she has produced films such as ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai,’ ‘Shor in the City,’ ‘The Dirty Picture,’ etc. She has won various accolades for her achievements. In 2020, the Government of India honored her with Padma Shri. She was also featured in Variety500 in the same year. At the 2019 Hindustan Times Business Awards, she was selected as the Business Icon of the Continent.

25 May 2023

Sony TV

Everything about Nakuul-Disha's #BadeAchheLagteHain3 premiering today

Ektaa Kapoor's Bade Achhe Lagte Hain is one of the most famous TV soaps in India and the show is returning for its third season. Fans are eagerly waiting as it marks the return of Nakuul Mehta and Disha Parmar as the protagonists Ram and Priya respectively.

19 May 2023

Movie Review

'Kathal' review: Sanya Malhotra-starrer is a well done satirical comedy 

When satire is mixed with an undertone of socio-political issues, you get served with a film like Kathal: A jackfruit mystery.

11 May 2023


Rashmika Mandanna-Shahid Kapoor to star in Anees Bazmee's next: Report

Rashmika Mandanna is tagged as the "National Crush" and the actor has awed everyone with her acting skills. Ever since Pushpa: The Rise, Mandanna's stardom has increased by folds and she's now signing several Bollywood projects.

09 May 2023

Rhea Kapoor

Ektaa Kapoor-Rhea Kapoor reunite for untitled film releasing in September

Ektaa Kapoor is one of the most successful Indian producers who can understand the pulse of viewers like no one else.

24 Apr 2023


Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Dream Girl 2' postponed; new release date revealed

Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the breakout stars in Bollywood who has created a niche for himself as "the socially responsible" actor. His upcoming release Dream Girl 2 has been in the buzz for a long time and now the makers have decided to postpone the release by a few months.

13 Apr 2023


Alaya F's 'U-Turn' trailer promises fast-paced supernatural suspense

The trailer of Alaya F's upcoming thriller U-Turn is out!

25 Mar 2023

Rhea Kapoor

Rhea Kapoor commences filming 'The Crew': Here's everything to know

Bollywood actors Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu, Diljit Dosanjh, and Kriti Sanon are coming together for Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor's upcoming, highly-anticipated project, The Crew.

25 Mar 2023

Smriti Irani

Highlights from Smriti Irani's appearance on 'The Slow Interview'

Model-actor turned politician Smriti Irani has seen it all.

16 Mar 2023


Here's why television star Shivangi Joshi was hospitalized

Television actor Shivangi Joshi was recently admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai. The news of her hospitalization got her fans worried about the actor's health.

13 Mar 2023


6 Indian stars who chose to freeze their eggs

Across the globe, there are many women today who wish to focus on their careers first before having a baby or are just not physically and mentally ready to have a kid yet.

23 Feb 2023


Karan Singh Grover birthday special: Popular TV serials to rewatch

Actor Karan Singh Grover started his career in the television industry. Years later, he made his debut on the silver screen, and since then has acted in various films.

13 Feb 2023

TV News

'BB' finalist Shalin Bhanot to star in Ekta Kapoor's 'Beqaboo'

Bigg Boss had another entertaining season and some contestants emerged to be absolute favorites of the show. From Shiv Thakare to Abdu Rozik, some contestants stood out and were loved by the viewers.

31 Jan 2023


Diljit Dosanjh joins Tabu, Kareena Kapoor, Kriti Sanon-starrer 'The Crew'

Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh is the latest addition to The Crew, starring an ensemble cast of actors Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Kriti Sanon. Makers of the upcoming comedy-drama made the announcement on Tuesday.

30 Jan 2023


Kate Winslet inspired Kareena Kapoor's character in Hansal Mehta's next

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan recently revealed that her character in Hansal Mehta's next directorial is inspired by Kate Winslet's character from Mare of Easttown. The actor has wrapped up the shooting of the film in the United Kingdom, tentatively titled The Buckingham Murders.

15 Oct 2022


Supreme Court assails Ekta Kapoor for 'polluting young minds'

Ekta Kapoor was criticized by the Supreme Court for corrupting the minds of the young generation through her OTT series XXX 2.

29 Sep 2022


Why did Ekta receive arrest warrant over 2020 webshow 'XXX'?

Troubles for producer Ekta Kapoor in relation to a web series titled XXX that she had produced don't seem to cease.

17 Sep 2022

Bollywood Films

Rhea Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor to jointly produce Kareena's next film?

The 2018 buddy comedy Veere Di Wedding, directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Rhea Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, and Nikhil Dwivedi, earned adulation for its female-centric narrative and earnest performances.

27 Jul 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

Taapsee's 'Dobaaraa' trailer: Thriller marinated in mystery, suspense, unanswered questions

After earning international acclaim at the London Indian Film Festival and Fantasia Film Festival, Anurag Kashyap's Dobaaraa is set to hit theaters on August 19.

23 Jul 2022

Sunil Grover

Amitabh Bachchan, Rashmika Mandanna starrer 'GoodBye' locks release date

Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna's comedy-drama GoodBye will release on October 7 this year.

02 Jul 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

Taapsee Pannu's 'Dobaaraa' to be screened at Fantasia Film Festival

Headlined by Taapsee Pannu and helmed by Anurag Kashyap, the upcoming mystery thriller drama Dobaaraa will be screened at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

07 Jun 2022


Ekta Kapoor birthday: Looking at TV czarina's 5 career milestones

Dubbed the "Queen of Indian Television," Ekta Kapoor needs no introduction.

12 May 2022


Anurag Kashyap's 'Dobaaraa': Taapsee Pannu-starrer gets a release date

It is well known that Taapsee Pannu has reunited with Anurag Kashyap for a film titled Dobaaraa.

05 Mar 2022


'Very desi spy' returns in 'Apharan 2'; trailer out

Ekta Kapoor's creation, Apharan, is returning with a second season.

19 Feb 2022

Kangana Ranaut

'Not against nepotism,' says Kangana after Ekta Kapoor-'Lock Upp' association

Kangana Ranaut is known as a self-declared crusader against "Bollywood gangs" and a self-appointed advocate for every "outsider" in the Hindi film industry.

03 Jan 2022


#COVIDinBollywood: Ekta Kapoor announces she tested positive for COVID-19

The rise in COVID-19 cases in India is being felt by the Hindi entertainment world as well.

23 Aug 2021

Kartik Aaryan

Alaya F roped in opposite Kartik Aaryan in 'Freddy'

Kartik Aaryan's upcoming dark romantic thriller Freddy has found its female lead in Alaya F.

12 Aug 2021

Sakshi Tanwar

'Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2' promo: Was it needed though?

Producer Ekta Kapoor just dropped the first promo of Bade Achche Lagte Hain 2.

10 Aug 2021

Sakshi Tanwar

Ekta Kapoor announces season two of 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain'

Producer Ekta Kapoor has announced season two of her popular TV show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, which originally featured actors Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar.

10 Aug 2021

Hansal Mehta

Kareena Kapoor Khan turns producer for Hansal Mehta-Ekta Kapoor's next

Kareena Kapoor Khan's first film since her second son Jeh's birth is going to be extra special.

03 Aug 2021

Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan to wrap up 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa-2' by next month

As reported earlier, Kartik Aaryan was to juggle between the shoots of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Ekta Kapoor-backed Freddy.

05 Jul 2021

Alaya F

After 'Jawaani Jaaneman,' Alaya F signed for Ekta Kapoor-backed film

Alaya F, who made her debut last year with Saif Ali Khan-Tabu's Jawaani Jaaneman, has bagged a second film.

13 Jun 2021

Pearl V Puri

No bail for Pearl Puri; complainant's parents contradict each other

Actor Pearl V Puri, arrested under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act in a 2019 rape case on June 4, has not been granted bail.

05 Jun 2021

Pearl V Puri

Ekta Kapoor pledges her support for rape-accused Pearl V Puri

Balaji Telefilms honcho Ekta Kapoor has come out in support of Naagin 3 actor Pearl V Puri, who was arrested on Friday night by the Mumbai Police on charges of raping a minor. He has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

31 May 2021


Ekta Kapoor's iconic show 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain' turns 10

It's been 10 years of the popular soap opera Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and its team on Sunday walked down memory lane, describing the show as "an ode to mature love" and a "magical" experience.

13 May 2021


'Ragini MMS' turns 10: Looking back at the erotic-horror flick

Ragini MMS was a game-changer in terms of what Bollywood had been offering as horror.

13 Apr 2021


Twitter thread highlights ALTBalaji's history of plagiarizing posters

Looks like ALTBalaji's troubles are not going to end soon.

12 Apr 2021


Vikramaditya Motwane lashes out at ALTBalaji, accuses them of plagiarism

Vikramaditya Motwane called out Balaji Telefilms' streaming service ALTBalaji for plagiarism, after they released the poster of their new show, His Storyy on social media.

07 Apr 2021


Ekta Kapoor's next web-series to focus on Indira Gandhi, emergency

Noted producer Ekta Kapoor has announced a new web-series for her company Balaji Telefilms' streaming platform, ALTBalaji.

05 March 2021


Suniel Shetty accuses production house of fraud over fake poster

Actor Suniel Shetty has leveled fraud accusations against a production company for launching a fake movie poster featuring him.