Mumbai: Television baron Ekta Kapoor, known for making women-based soaps, clarifies that it is the story and not the protagonist that decides her choice of projects.
"I don`t have any gender biased preferences... My whole idea is that if it is a nice enough story to be told, then it should be told. There is no choice that I will make my next on a woman again, but I will make a strong and smart story again," Ekta told reporters at a press conference to celebrate the success of ‘The Dirty Picture’, which tells the story of an actress`s rise and fall.
After making long-running successful saas-bahu soaps ‘Kyunki...Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’ and ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’, she took a plunge into moviemaking and produced hit crime thriller ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’, based on a real story, underworld saga ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’, and experimental ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’.
Once again she is going back to her first love and said: "This week I am going back to TV. There are many TV shows. The movie work is for next year now."
For next year Ekta`s production house Balaji Telefilms has an interesting line up of movies – ‘Kya Super Kool Hai Hum’, ‘Rock The Shaadi’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2’ and ‘Shootout at Wadala’.
Ekta has been producing TV serials since 1995 and her first serial ‘Hum Paanch’ was a super hit.