Starting May 4, Smriti Irani, the erstwhile bahu No. 1 of television who is now a Union Minister has made her debut on Instagram. Irani’s first post entry on Instagram was when she posted an old picture of her with the caption, “Guess who’s on Insta now ????#tbt #goodolddays.” Her debut on Instagram comes after much persuasion by her close friend Ekta Kapoor. After Irani’s first post, the director took to Instagram and posted a picture of her, Irani and Sakshi Tanwar with the caption, “Let’s welcome my friend! A force to recon with ! Her meteoric rise stunned many but wat stuns me more is how rooted she is! Finally, on Instagram let’s welcome tulsi! @smritiiraniofficial !” In reply to which Irani posted a picture of the three of them with the caption, “@ektaravikapoor Thanks for pestering me to do this ???????????????? Looks like a fun journey ahead ???? #tbt #thosewerethedays.”
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And what is more, the news has been greeted with approval as Irani now has more than 8800 followers and that too in less than 24 hrs. Other posts by the minister include a picture with the caption ‘instagyan’ and it could well define her life’s philosophy. The picture says “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, Devil says, ‘Aw crap she is up’.”
Smriti Irani and Ekta Kapoor’s friendship goes a long way back. Kapoor gave Irani her debut role as the lead of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus in 2000. The show was aired for a good eight years and with it Smriti Irani made a strong space for herself in the television industry.
Another personality who joined Instagram around a week ago was actress Katrina Kaif and she has 1.6 million followers till now. Kaif posted a vacation picture of hers with the caption, “new beginnings … coming from my happy place #helloinstagram.”