I WAS RE­JECTED AS I WAS NOT FIT FOR TV: SM­RITI IRANI

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In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing Min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani says pro­ducer Ekta Kapoor chose her to lead the cast of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi even though her team had re­jected her as she was “not fit” for tele­vi­sion. Sm­riti says, “I have been as­so­ci­ated with TV for over 20 years now. Tele­vi­sion gave me a plat­form to en­ter In­dian po­lit­i­cal space and I will be for­ever grate­ful for that. Also, Ekta Kapoor spot­ted me among the many young girls who had come for au­di­tion and se­lected me de­spite her team hav­ing re­jected me as not fit for TV.”

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