At the 51st International Emmy Awards Gala, Ekta Kapoor received the prestigious International Directorate Award. The award was presented by the renowned author and new age leader, Deepak Chopra, at the ceremony held in New York.
Jim Sarbh (Rocket Boys) and Shefali Shah (Delhi Crime 2) lost in their respective categories, and Vir Das and Ekta Kapoor won in their respective categories.
Ekta Kapoor at the Emmy Awards Ceremony
The Indian woman filmmaker, Ekta Kapoor received this honour. After receiving the award she said, “I’m delighted to receive the prestigious Emmys Directorate Award! It brings me immense joy and happiness to be honoured at a global scale, such as this. I’ve always wanted to tell stories because they give me a chance to be heard, seen and represented. I am grateful for the audience’s love that has opened doors for me, allowing me to transition from television to the world of films and OTT. Each story that I told became a bridge to connect with audiences on many levels. The unexpected turns this journey took are a testament to the power of love showered by the people of India and beyond. My heart is filled with gratitude, and a stronger resolve to make a positive impact through my work for audiences.”
Ekta Kapoor won receive the prestigious Emmys Directorate Award
Earlier, Bruce L Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences had said in a statement, “Ektaa Kapoor has built Balaji into one of India’s foremost entertainment players with market leadership in the television content industry reaching mass audiences across India and South Asia with their long-running series and OTT platform. We look forward to honouring her remarkable career and influence on the television industry, with our Directorate Award.”
She has produced some amazing Bollywood movies such as Shootout at Lokhandwala, Mission Istanbul, Love Sex aur Dhokha, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, and Shor in the City. Ekta’s latest release was Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl 2.