Renowned producer Ektaa R Kapoor, known for her prolific contributions to the Indian film and television industry, is set to release her upcoming movie, “Thank You For Coming,” directed by Karan Boolani and written by Radhika Anand and Prashasti Singh. As the release date approaches, she shared a special memory from the year 1991 of her first TV show`s muhurat shot!
In her post, Ektaa wrote, “One rainy afternoon of July in 1994( ccamcode got year wrong) 17 year old me started my very first show with my mom under d name of our most beloved LORD #BALAJI … my frns @neelamkotharisoni did d muhurat n @shabskofficial attended for solidarity! I usually never look back but once in a while it’s imp to look back n say#ihavecomealongway ..in this #thankyouforcoming campaign pat ur own back for once say Thanku to yourself n send a love letter to urself for showing up every time !!! N tag three friends who u feel@have come a long way n need to appreciate themselves!”
Apart from this, Ekta also shared a note in which she wrote a letter to her younger self. The letter reads, “ “Hey Ektaa, This is me, 30 years later your older self. I know what you are feeling now. I actually remember you very clearly. 17 year old you all nervous and confused, wearing a salwar kurta, trying to look all grown up, sitting with you mom, starting your very first show. This is my love letter to you. To my younger self. I want to tell you it`ll all workout, it`ll all be okay. But how will it? When you yourself dont know how to love yourself? When you never felt seen and heard. How will you tell a story that people will hear? Well, let me tell you, self love will be a journey that you might not even accomplish many years later. But it will work out. There will be bad days, there will be good days, you will feel ostracized, you will feel left out, but you will make your own space. And one day you will find yourself. You will also be honored with the Padmashree and by end 2023 you will be going to collect an Emmy Directorate, the second Indian to get it. But beyond all these honors, the questions will still, the challenges will still be there. But you will survive. The insecurities will still be there but you will know what to do with them. My darling Ektaa, this is a love letter to you. Thank you for taking the first step when you were most unsure. Thank you for showing up. Thank You For Coming”
For the unversed, `Thank You For Coming,` explores themes such as female friendship, the challenges faced by single women, and the modern pursuit of pleasure and independence by women. The movie features Bhumi Pednekar, Kusha Kapila, Dolly Singh, Shehnaaz Gill, and Shibani Bedi in pivotal roles.