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Sometimes, some work relationships turn into personal relationships. A few co-workers not just become our friends, but become our family. One such bond is shared between Ekta Kapoor and Smriti Irani. Smriti Irani had entered the glamour world at a very young age and rose to fame as ‘Tulsi Virani’ in Ekta Kapoor’s superhit show, Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. (Also Read: Sonam Kapoor Wishes Bro, Arjun On His Birthday, Talking About Laughter He Brings Despite All Odds)
It’s been more than 18 years now that Ekta Kapoor and Smriti Irani are best-friends-cum-soul-sisters, and they are only growing stronger with every passing year. Smriti Irani and Ekta Kapoor have been each other’s confidant, and when Ekta had embraced motherhood (via surrogacy) on January 27, 2019, Smriti ji had also signed up as a proud maasi for Ekta’s son, Ravie Kapoor.
On June 26, 2020, Ekta Kapoor took to her Instagram handle to share a major throwback video of her soul sister, Smriti Irani from her Miss India days. Smriti Irani had participated in Miss India 1998 and Ekta shared a video of her introduction clip from the same. Along with it, Ekta penned down an appreciation post for her. Ekta mentioned how Smriti ji has struggled hard to be there where she is now. 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.” Take a look:
She further talked about how Smriti ji’s persona has changed from being a smiple, shy girl to a strong powerful woman. She added, “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.”
Talking about how Smriti Irani maintains a relationship with everyone, and how proud Ekta is of her, she concluded, “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.”
Ekta has always been vocal about her love for her BFF, Smriti Irani. On March 10, 2020, Ekta had taken to her Instagram handle and had penned an adorable note for her bestie, Smriti Irani. It was Smriti ji, who had shared a video on Women’s Day, tagging her bestie, Ekta. Reposting the video, Ekta had written a note about her bond with Smriti ji and how she inspires her to do better in life. Ekta’s note could be read as “This woman started working with me then became my best friend then went on to take on d world of politics! She is adept to talk on anything from art politics business movies... and has perfected the art of parenting (if there is anything as perfect) multitasking balancing multiple roles.” (Recommended Read: Avika Gor Is Excited As Her BFF, Manish Raisinghan Is Getting Married On Her Birthday With His Love)
Her note had further mentioned that she cherishes and celebrates their friendship every day. The note could be read as “She makes me wanna do better! Not on woman’s day but I celebrate our friendship every day. #soulsister credit: @smritiiraniofficial... On the 8th reams will be written about how women are, how they should be looked upon, how they should inspire or aspire.... all I say is... BE. Be strong, be fun, be you. Don’t BE defined by anyone else. Define your own destiny. Just... BE.” On Ekta’s note, Smriti ji commented, “I love uuuuu hapoy Holi to you and my baby.” (Don't Miss: Arjun Kapoor's Sister, Anshula Wishes Him Birthday, Penning How He Held Her After Their Mom's Death)
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