New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Smriti Irani has been a successful politician and a prominent leader. Irani, who is serving as the Minister of Women and Child Development, had also stunned everyone by defeating Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the Amethi constituency. However, one of the fact that people hardly knows about Irani is that she was one of the contestants of the 1998 Miss India competition.   

Recently, Television producer Ekta Kapoor went through her archives to share Irani’s throwback ramp walk video from the 1998 Miss India competition. Irani was one of the contestants but sadly she couldn't reach the top 9. 

The video shows Smriti Irani introducing herself for the ramp walk while presenting her interests in which she included adventure sports and politics. The video has received two lakh views and a ton of comments appreciating the determination of the former model and actor that brought her dreams to come true. 

A user wrote, “I truly admire her”, “focused since then” while others user wrote, “look at her journey..awesome is a small world here”. 

Ekta named it as appreciation post for her friend Smriti and opened up about her journey from model to television actor to a politician and now a minister.

 
 
 
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Appreciation Post for my friend Smriti Irani who started off not winning Miss India but went on to become a household name. This is for people who think that success comes easy...it is tough, it is hard but it comes to all those who work hard. Smriti became a household name, today is a minister. Her whole persona has changed into a powerful yet humble politician. But when she started off, she was a meek, shy, simple girl who had walked into Balaji...and we knew her smile would win hearts. Recently, a colleague of hers, who hasn't worked with her, called her up for help, she immediately helped that person. That shows, even today she maintains relations with people who were working with her once. This humility and this attachment to her roots, makes her a fantastic person. So proud of you my friend! @smritiiraniofficial

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She wrote, “Appreciation Post for my friend Smriti Irani who started off not winning Miss India but went on to become a household name. This is for people who think that success comes easy...it is tough, it is hard but it comes to all those who work hard. Smriti became a household name, today is a minister.”

She also spoke about Smriti’s transformation from a shy girl to a powerful politician. “Her whole persona has changed into a powerful yet humble politician. But when she started off, she was a meek, shy, simple girl who had walked into Balaji...and we knew her smile would win hearts”, she added.

Ekta Kapoor further revealed an incident where of late Smriti helped her colleague in an emergency. She wrote, “Recently, a colleague of hers, who hasn't worked with her, called her up for help, she immediately helped that person. That shows, even today she maintains relations with people who were working with her once. This humility and this attachment to her roots make her a fantastic person. So proud of you my friend! @smritiiraniofficial”

Smriti Irani is currently the Minister of Women and Child Development. She had started the journey by working in much daily soap but she rose to fame from Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Tulsi Virani. She had won many consecutive awards for the best actor (television).  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma