It’s always so nice to come across old videos and reminisce about our journey until now, isn’t it? We all may know Smriti Irani as Tulsi Virani from the serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, or a Union cabinet minister in the Parliament today. But, did you know that she participated in the Miss India contest when she was 21-years-old? Her BFF, Ekta Kapoor shared a throwback video of Smriti’s from her time at Miss India and penned a beautiful appreciation post for her.

In the post, Ekta wrote that even though Smriti might not have won the Miss India contest, she went on to become a household name in India, solely through her hard work and dedication. In the video, Smriti says she was interested in politics, and it is amazing to think that years down the line, she is pursuing a career in it!

Ekta adds:

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. 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!

Have a look at the video:

Smriti shared the post on her stories, saying, “Thank you…these words pale in comparison to express my gratitude.”

This is such a heartfelt and sweet appreciation post by Ekta. Someone get me a BFF like her, now!