I definitely want a baby but marriage, I don’t know: Ekta Kapoor
Nephew Laksshya is the reason for Ekta's motherly instincts.
Serial queen Ekta Kapoor had her shares of ups and downs in 2016. While some of her daily soaps created records, many of her films such as Flying Jatt, Great Grand Masti and Kya Super Cool Hain Hum 3 failed to create any magic at the box office.
But she had her own little stress buster at home- her nephew Laksshya who made sure that she left all her tensions behind the moment she entered home.
“I am a human being who recovered from a lot of pain last year because of my nephew. I had many professional ups and downs last year. Television did very well but films did not and that is very in your face because everyone knows it did not do well. So, it just hits you more. But my nephew would just suck out every bit of tension from me," she said in a recent interview.
Ekta says that she was suprised to know that a baby can be so calming that too Laksshya is not her own child, but her nephew.
"People, when they used to talk about their children, their eyes would light up. And he is not even my own child, he is my nephew but it is magical. A magic happens when a child comes to a house and as a kid grows, you grow with them and the small things become the big things," she adds.
After Laksshya's arrival, Ekta says that her life has changed for good and now all this happiness wants her to have her own baby. Even her parents want her to embrace motherhood soon. But while Ekta is sure of becoming a mother, she's not sure of getting married.
“My parents want me to but I don’t know if I am ready. I am too busy. So, I have huge respect for women who manage both the home and their work. It’s superb multi-tasking, kudos to them. At this present moment, I have to take out time for a work-out. At 1’o clock, I am going for a walk. I need to plan my life first before I plan a child,” says Ekta.
Ekta is in two minds as far as marriage is concerned. The reason for her dilemma are her friends and the divorces that she has seen in the recent past, she says.
“All my friends, who were married are now unmarried. With the amount of divorces I have seen recently, I think I am the more patient one. At least, I waited for it. I definitely know one thing, that I want a child but marriage, I don’t know. I don’t have time for myself, if I get a couple of hours, I would like to go to a spa. I look forward to a one-day vacation with friends. I love my work, so I don’t crib. People tell me give it up if you have such a problem with it. I won’t, I would get so bored. I’d rather be busy than bored,” she sums up.
Three ways in which a baby changes your life
Ekta is not alone who feels that a baby changes your life for good. A baby marks a new beginning for not only the parents, but also the family members.
1. Beginning of new relations: The arrival of a baby makes someone a bua, a nani, a dadi or a dada and this marks the beginning of a new phase of your life and a relation that would stay with you forever.
2. Brings you closer as a family: The new parents, as well as the grandparents, come close together to bring up and nurture the baby and this helps create a new bond between family members.
3. Creates your own small world: For the new parents, the baby is the thread that binds them together and the apple of their eyes. They make their family complete and help you have your own small little world that becomes the centre of your universe.
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