By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
When the world gets gloomy and too judgemental, it is the voice of our mother that calms us. And while we may say we are all grown up to handle our own issues, our moms will still jump into it as she cannot see us hurt. And former television actress and now Union Minister, Smriti Irani did exactly same when her daughter got bullied by one of her classmates. (Recommend Read: 'Nach Baliye 9' Contestants List Of Ex-Couples And Couples Who Are Putting On Their Dancing Shoes)
Smriti is quite popular among the netizens, thanks to her social media handle, wherein, she bares her heart out with no hashtags or filters. From laughing out loud on her own memes to raising a voice for the right, she has been an inspiration to all of us. And if in case you are having a bad day, just scroll through her feed to get enlightened in life.
On June 21, 2019, Smriti took to her Instagram handle and posted a picture of her daughter, Zoish Irani and along with it wrote a strong message that yelled how a bully can affect the naive minds. She made her point without sugarcoating her words, and wrote, "I deleted my daughter’s selfie yesterday because an idiot bully in her class, A Jha mocks her for her looks and tells his pals in class to humiliate her for how she looks in her mother’s Instagram post. My child pleaded with me ‘ Ma please delete it, they are making fun of me’. I obliged because I could not stand her tears. Then I realised my act just supported the bully."
She had further written, "So Mr Jha, my daughter is an accomplished sports person, record holder in Limca Books, 2 Nd Dan black belt in Karate, at the World Championships has been awarded bronze medal twice; is a loving daughter and yes damn beautiful. Bully her all you want, she will fight back. She is Zoish Irani and I’m proud to be her Mom". (Also Read: Dimpy Ganguly Posts A Heartfelt Birthday Wish For Baby Daughter, Reanna As She Turns 3 Years Old)
Smriti has always shared her joys and her pain on social media. She has used the platform to empower the ones who don't know about their strength yet to lifting us up when things are hard to handle. On her daughter's 15th birthday, she had written a heartfelt note that could be read as, "My little one turns 15 tomorrow #if only I could hold back time and never let her go #motherhoodunplugged. Zoe ... You are a blessing, a gift from God. I held you in my arms 15 years ago,wanting to never let go. You are your own person now & soon will leave to build a life for yourself. You will make new friends, celebrate new relationships but remember our home; my heart will always be yours. @iamzfi #tbt #daughter #love."
For those who don’t know, Smriti had found love in her friend Mona Irani’s ex-husband, Zubin Irani. She tied the knot with him in the year 2001. In an interview, she had shared, “I married Zubin because I needed him. I was consulting him, talking to him and meeting him every day. So we said why not marry and be best friends as well as a married couple. Both my parents and his agreed to our marriage and blessed us. I would never dream of marrying against the wishes of my parents because I believe strongly that hurting parents causes unhappiness and destruction for the couple.”
In a throwback interview with The Telegraph, Smriti had talked about her husband and how he has been a constant source of support for her. She had said, “From Zubin I learnt patience, forgiveness. I learnt to be single-minded in my determination. When I had my first child, I wanted to give up working. He said, ‘Have I given up because I have had a child? Why should you?’ Every woman should be lucky enough to marry a man like Zubin. I don’t know why I gloat about it, but I am lucky. My stability-taking what comes my way with a pinch of salt and a smile-comes from my husband.” (Don't Miss: Srishty Rode Reveals Her 'Happy And Content' Status Post Manish Naggdev's Open Letter Accusing Her)
Well, we totally stand by Smriti and one should never let a bully judge us!