Jeetendra reveals the reason behind Ekta Kapoor’s decision to name her son Ravie Kapoor


It is, indeed, a joyful period in Ekta Kapoor’s household as she turned mother to a baby boy, born via surrogacy on January 27. Her father, veteran actor Jeetendra, is overjoyed about his grandson’s birth, who has been named Ravie Kapoor, and told a leading daily, “I was a dada earlier. Now, I have become a nana. My life is complete!"

Ekta’s son has been named after Jeetendra, born as Ravi, and while speaking to the daily, the veteran actor revealed that the letter ‘E’ has been added to his grandchild’s name on the recommendation of their astrologer. "They wanted an astrologically (favourable) name starting with R, and then Ekta thought why not name him after baba,” Jeetendra added.

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The veteran actor said that he was elated after Ekta told him of her decision, adding that the baby is in the hospital at the moment under the supervision of doctors. The family visits Ravie at the hospital often while the Kapoor family cannot wait to bring him home.

"Shobha (Kapoor, wife) and I were over the moon when we heard it first. We are looking forward to him coming home. My family says he (Ravie) looks just like me, but then, a child's looks keep changing every day. It's tough to say who he will resemble in the future. Now, I have Laksshya and Ravie — they are the apple of my eye. I can die peacefully now as both my babies have their own babies,” Jeetendra added.

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Laksshya is Ekta’s brother, Tusshar Kapoor’s son. Laksshya was born via surrogacy in 2016. Meanwhile, the news of Ravie’s birth was announced on January 31 as Ekta said in a statement, “By God's grace, I have seen many successes in my life, but nothing beats the feeling of this beautiful soul being added to my world. I cannot even begin to express how happy my baby's birth has made me. 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. It is an emotional moment for me and my family and I can't wait to begin this new journey of being a mother," she said.

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, who guided Ekta throughout the process, said in a statement: "Ekta Kapoor came to me some years back to become a mother. We tried to help her get pregnant with multiple cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and also multiple cycles of In vitro fertilisation (IVF). But we were unsuccessful. Hence, we had to take help of the technique of surrogacy which we performed nine months back at our Bloom IVF centre. Nine months later, she has achieved success with the birth of a child on Sunday."

Tusshar, meanwhile, also issued a statement, saying that he is delighted about Ravie’s birth and the new phase in Ekta’s life. “I’m excited to announce the arrival of my nephew, a baby boy named Ravie Kapoor, born last week through IVF and surrogacy.  Ekta 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! God bless Ravie with a life of peace, happiness & good health and my sincere thank you to all of you for the support & for showering our family with so much affection,” Tusshar said in his statement.

Under her banner Balaji Productions, Ekta Kapoor has produced numerous television shows including Kkavyanjali, Kayamath, Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhu Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as well as films such as Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Shootout at Wadala and Lootera.