Ekta Kapoor loves her only sibling Tusshar to death. But when it comes to providing space, she's next to none. A totally non-interfering 'Didi', Ekta carried her hands-off policy to a new high when Tusshar and she attended the Tenth Annual Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in New York. Not only did Ekta and Tusshar travel separately from Mumbai, they also did their own thing in New York and believe it or not, met only at the venue of the Festival.
Tusshar confirms this when he candidly says, "Ekta and I travelled separately to New York. She was with her friends on one flight, I went later on my own, crashed out the minute the flight took off and woke up when we were to land in NYC, so, I was grateful for not being in company on flight. In New York, I shopped the whole day and only then attended the Festival. That's where I met Ekta."
Tusshar admits the celebrity-siblings like to give each other space. Rohit Shetty, who has just delivered a whammy of a hit Golmaal 3 which features Tusshar Kapoor, is all set to direct a comedy for producer Ekta Kapoor. But guess what? Tusshar is not too keen on being part of a hit team when sis Ekta is proving the financial backing.
Tusshar, who turned 35 this month, is evasive on this issue. "Yes, Rohit is committed to direct a film for my sister. But I think he's first planning to direct an action film for Ajay Devgn. When the film produced by my sister happens ,we shall see. Right now, I am just so happy to be part of a film that is so successful."
Success on his own terms, and not arranged by his tycoon sister. That's Tusshar's policy. A rarity in an industry where youngsters are on the prowl for godfathers and patrons. Everyone has noticed how Ekta and her brother Tusshar Kapoor have been occupying individual spaces as much as possible. However, the reason for it is not anything as scandalous as sibling rivalry.
By now, every hopeful mother-in-law and her eligible son in town know, Ekta Kapoor is a recluse. Even when it comes to her own brother, Ekta has a completely hands-off approach letting him make all his career decision independent of their home production Balaji Films.