30 July, 2021

Ekta Kapoor

The ‘saas-bahu’ serial empress on films she has produced, including Shor In The City

Ekta Kapoor

Did we hear you say you have had enough of TV?

I’ve done TV for 17 years...it caters to one sensibility. I needed a change. That’s all.

A complete divorce?

No. Now that I have another creative outlet, I’m actually enjoying TV more.

Your first few films were comic, now you’ve moved on to more hard-hitting films....

Our first few films were made by my uncle. Then, I thought Kuch To Hai was nice but it didn’t make money, and Kya Kool Hai Hum made money but wasn’t acclaimed—they were byproducts of my TV work. Two years back there was a lull in TV, I saw an alternative industry in films.

Do these scripts get offered to you?

Often. Then we work out the modalities.

The response to Shor In The City has been very good.

Yes, it’s got huge acclaim; it has been called ‘film of the year’, and has got 4 stars from most publications.


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