Ekta Kapoor on telling stories of the middle class: “It is these people who really work hard”

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Ekta Kapoor may not be a part of the middle class, but has found a lot of stories to tell about their lives and will continue to do so.

At the trailer launch of her latest webseries ‘Home’, Kapoor shared, “I did not have to face the problems of the middle class in my life. Once, my dad told me how a close friend of his had lost his house, and it was then that I decided to start making shows about the problems that the middle-class faces in today’s pseudo-aristocratic society.”, Asian Age reported.

Kapoor said she finds inspiration in the hard work and dedication of the middle class, “I remember, in my initial days of producing television shows, one of the writers at Balaji told me that she had to get up at 5 am to reach office by 8 am. She even carried vegetables to work so that she could cut them while travelling back home and make dinner as soon as she reached. It was upon hearing this that the show ‘Kkusum’ was born. I have never faced these problems, and yet I get to be known as a successful businesswoman. It is these people who really work hard that are truly successful. That’s why I’ve decided to tell the story of how difficult it is for middle-class to build a home.”

“My dad had to struggle to build a home for all of us. I have no home of my own. I live with my parents, and I still get pocket money from them. I don’t even sign any cheques, I am totally dependent on my parents,” Kapoor added, highlighting that all she needs to tell a story is empathy, not experience. “I am not married, and I do not have a mother-in-law. But I have made shows about them simply because I can identify with all that goes on in people’s lives. I am known for producing shows that have a certain edginess, shows with a difference. That’s why, for me, ‘Naagin’ can also be made into a successful show.”

‘Home’ will available for streaming on 29th August.

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