Today the queen of Indian daily soaps Ekta Kapoor is celebrating her birthday and Nivedita Basu who has worked her for many years wishes her on this special occasion.
Nivedita says,”In the month of March in 2000, I joined Ekta. I remember it took a while to meet her finally. Everyday I was anticipating to meet her and after two months one day I was working at the edits and she rushed to the room and asked who are you? I told her my name and she asked me to edit. And the rest is history. I became the creative head of a show overnight.”
She also adds,” Anyone who has joined Ekta Kapoor has only grown. When I recruited associates at Balaji I used to tell them – the freedom you will get here, you can never get it elsewhere. And when I see people from Balaji being so well placed in many places, I feel very proud of the fact that they trained under me. Whoever remains in Balaji, always grows and that is the Midas Touch of Ekta. That’s why I have always thanked my stars for giving me the opportunity to work with her for 15 years. She is still a friend and I wish her all the best. Even today, everyone wants to work with her – this has not changed in 21 years. I wish that she continues to do a lot of good work for the next 50 years at least! May her life be full of good friends.”
Nivedita is all set to debut as a director in Tandoor which stars Rashami Desai and Tanuj Virwani.