Ekta Kapoor just welcomed a lovable baby boy and naturally, netizens are enthusiastic over the newborn. The producer choose to have a child via surrogacy just like her brother, Tusshar Kapoor. We congratulate Ekta on the birth of the boy (before the entertainment industry goes all ‘Taimur’ over this happy news) and would like to take the time to commend her decision of choosing surrogacy as a means.

Surrogacy is the process of order a surrogate mother to carry a baby by couples who cannot or choose not to conceive biologically. In the past few years, we’ve had other celebrities choose surrogate mothers. The list includes celebrities such Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Lisa Ray, Sunny Leone and others.

Not all parents can or want to conceive biologically and that’s alright. These messages become clearer when popular personalities are attached to it. Celebrities are leading the way into a more liberal dialogue of motherhood and parenthood and we are stoked! Especially about the fact that the decision was made by an unmarried Indian woman. However, it can be said that the treatment of the news would be very different had it not been about a popular face.

Ekta Kapoor is largely referred to as the ‘TV Czarina’ and is spearheading a huge empire in the entertainment industry. There still is a possibility that the decision an audience applauds aren’t always commended when they are attached to let’s say, a middle-class woman. We can easily picture her being frowned upon by nosey neighbours and the society in general. So, what we’re saying is, choices like these are great, especially as they come from celebrities. It normalizes things that were earlier stigmatized but there always will be more roadblocks to overcome.