Smriti Irani was one of the most loved Bahu of the Indian Television (Tulsi from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) before she took a political plunge. Not many people know that she was a model before she ventured into the world of TV.
So, when she auditioned for TV, she says, Ekta Kapoor’s team had rejected her at first. However, even then she was selected because perhaps because Ekta had her faith in her and rightly so.
“Ekta Kapoor spotted me among the many young girls who had come for audition and selected me despite her team having rejected me as not fit for TV,” she said at the 17th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards, as quoted by Mid-day.
“In 2007, when I was the anchor at the ITA Awards, I had invited the then Information and Broadcasting Minister on stage. So life has come a full circle for me to be invited on this stage as the serving Information and Broadcasting Minister,” she added.
Smriti Irani was bestowed with the ITA Pride of Indian Television award at the event.