By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Union Minister, Smriti Irani had risen to fame with her character, ‘Tulsi Virani’ in 2000 in the show, Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She had tied the knot with Zubin Irani, who was her friend, Mona Irani’s ex-husband, in 2001. Zubin and Mona had a daughter named Shanelle and Smriti had accepted her with her whole heart and shares a warm bond with her. Apart from Shanelle, Smriti has two more children, Zohr Irani and Zoish Irani.
On December 26, 2021, Smriti Irani had taken to her IG handle to announce the engagement of her step-daughter, Shanelle Irani with Arjun Bhalla. In the pictures, Arjun could be seen sitting down on one knee as he had proposed to Shanelle in a romantic setup. In one photo, Shanelle could be seen flaunting her gleaming engagement ring. Welcoming her son-in-law, Smriti had written in the caption:
“To the man who now has our heart @arjun_bhalla welcome to our madcap family .. bless you for you have to deal with a crazy man for a father in law and worse .. me for a Saas (you have been officially warned) God bless."
Soon after Smriti had announced Shanelle and Arjun’s engagement, her fans had showered the couple with blessings. A few hours back, taking to her IG handle, Smriti Irani shared a photo of Shanelle and Arjun to thank everyone for their love and poked saas joke on her future damaad, Arjun. She captioned the picture as:
“@iamzfi, I & the entire family have been inundated with good wishes and blessings for @shanelleirani & @arjun_bhalla .. the love showered on the young ones humble us.. it is with a deep sense of gratitude I say a big ‘ thank you’ to all… many who wish us have never met us nor known us personally however you send us your celebratory messages with such kindness .. we are overwhelmed how can I ever thank everyone enough do keep our children in your thoughts and prayers as we keep all of you .. p.s— many of you were delighted with the ‘saas’ wala comeback.. keep the laughter going .. after all ab receiving end pe damaad hoga bahu nahi.”
Smriti Irani’s bond with her step-daughter, Shanelle Irani is beautiful as she never differentiated between her step-daughter and her real daughter. A few days after Smriti had made her Instagram debut, she had posted her elder daughter, Shanelle's picture and had written:
"#familyphoto someone is being missed sorely @shanelleirani."
On January 24, 2021, Smriti had taken to her Instagram handle and had posted a note for her two daughters on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. Sharing a throwback picture with her three kids, Smriti had written:
"You hold them through the wonder years and they nourish you with their love for the rest of your life.. through tough times and celebrations I’ve seen them flourish .. God’s gift to me, my pride .. my daughters @shanelleirani @zoish_irani. On National Girl Child celebrate every daughter .. she battles on many fronts silently edging towards success, she loves unconditionally and she demands nothing more than our respect. If you have such a priceless joy you are privileged to call a daughter, be it even your daughter in law, your niece , your friend .. share her photograph and why she does you proud, use hashtag #DeshKiBeti. Take pride in the girl child."
We are already excited to witness the fun banter between Smriti Irani and her future damaad, Arjun Bhalla.