To recall, Ekta, who is still unmarried, always expressed the desire to become a mother.
"I definitely know one thing, that I want a child but marriage, I don't know," she was once quoted as saying.
In fact, after the arrival of her nephew, Ekta mentioned, "Motherhood is never by giving birth; it's about feeling it."
And now it's her time to experience it.
Congratulatory wishes pour in for the new mommy
As soon as the news of Ekta embracing motherhood surfaced, she was inundated with congratulatory messages.
Director Hansal Mehta wrote, "Many congratulations and lots of love. Welcome to parenthood and joy".
"And this is the most heartening news this morning. Many congratulations Ekta. Welcome to the world of parenting. God bless your baby with good health and lots of masti," filmmaker Sanjay Gupta tweeted.
Surrogacy isn't a new concept in Bollywood
Notably, before Ekta, a host of Bollywood celebrities had opted for parenthood through surrogacy.
In fact, Shah Rukh Khan became the trendsetter, when AbRam was born in 2013 via surrogacy.
Filmmaker-producer Karan Johar also became a proud father of twins using IVF in 2017.
Besides, celebrities like Sunny Leone, Aamir Khan, Sohail Khan, Lisa Ray, Shreyas Talpade etc. also opted for surrogacy.