Smriti Irani shares how she secured the lead role in Ekta Kapoor's 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'

Smriti became well-known after her time on the show, and many devoted viewers of Indian daily soap operas still remember her as Tulsi. The actress-turned-politician recently talked about how she grabbed the opportunity to play Tulsi in the drama in an interview with a portal.
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MUMBAI: Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi remains the legendary role, despite Smriti Irani's active political career. It became a trendsetter while celebrating important Indian holidays. Smriti became well-known after her time on the show, and many devoted viewers of Indian daily soap operas still remember her as Tulsi.

The actress-turned-politician recently talked about how she grabbed the opportunity to play Tulsi in the drama in an interview with a portal.

Also read: Wow! Smriti Irani, Dilip Joshi and others arrive in their best attires at Nita Ambani’s Cultural Center launch

While talking to the popular portal, Smriti Irani was asked how she was cast as Tulsi in the classic daily soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. The former actress said, "That didn't happen because of persona or personality or anything else. Astrologer baitha tha ek Ekta Kapoor ke office mein toh panditji ne kaha yeh jo ladki abhi ghum rahi hai wahan pe, isko rokiye, yeh kaun hai (An astrologer was sitting in Ekta Kapoor's office. So the priest said, "Who is this girl roaming around)." Apparently, he is a face reader."

Smriti further stated, "Toh unhone kaha kyun, kya hai, kyun roke isko. Unhone kaha isko agar tum rokoge, iss se kaam karoge, yeh bahut bada desh mein naam hone wali hai (So, she said, "Why, why should we stop her?" He said, if you stop her if you work with her she is going to be a big name in the country)."

She added, "Aur usne kaha kya sign kar rahi ho. Toh mujhe uss waqt kareeban rs 1200-1300 milen wale the uss contract mein. Aur main uss waqt naukri kar rahi thi Mc Donald's mein jhaadu pochhe ki jisme mahine ka Rs 1800 mil raha tha. Toh mere liye din ka Rs 1200 was much better than mahine ka Rs 1800. Mere paas uss waqt naukri nahi thi aisi. Agar aap Rs 1800 mahine ka kamate ho aur aap 22-23 saal ke ho aur aapko apna ghar chalana hai, aapke paas option nahi hai."

And he asked me, "What are you signing?" I was about to get rupees 1200 to 1400 in the contract, and at that time, I was working at McDonald's as a cleaner, where I earned Rs 1800 per month. So, Rs 1200 per day was much better for me than earning Rs 1800 a month. I did not have a job at that time. If you earn Rs 1800 per month and are 22-23 years old and have to run your household, you don't have any option)." For those who are unaware, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi aired on Star Plus for nearly eight years starting in 2000.

Also read: Wow! Smriti Irani, Dilip Joshi and others arrive in their best attires at Nita Ambani’s Cultural Center launch

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