Smriti Irani joins Instagram; Ekta Kapoor welcomes her ‘Tulsi'

Popular actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani has joined Instagram. The Union Textile Minister became a household name for her portrayal of the ideal ‘bahu’ (daughter-in-law) Tulsi Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s popular soap ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.

Smriti announced her arrival on the photo-blogging site with an old picture of hers dressed in a yellow salwar suit with the caption, “Guess who's on Insta now #tbt #goodolddays.”

It was her producer Ekta Kapoor who “pestered” her to join Instagram as Smriti shared a second post – a picture of herself with Ekta and Sakshi Tanwar, who also gained fame for her role as Parvati in ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’. [email protected] Thanks for pestering me to do this Looks like a fun journey ahead #tbt #thosewerethedays,” she wrote with the throwback picture.    

Ekta was quick to welcome Smriti. The Balaji Films head shared a recent photograph of her with Smriti and Sakshi and wrote a special message to welcome Instagram newbie. She wrote, “Let's welcome my friend! A force to reckon with! Her meteoric rise stunned many but what stuns me more is how rooted she is! Finally on Instagram let's welcome Tulsi! @smritiiraniofficial!"

It is not even 24 hours since Smriti joined and she has already received over eight thousand followers.

Last week, Katrina Kaif too debuted on Instagram and she was warmly welcomed on the digital platform by her Bollywood colleagues and friends, including Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra, each with an innovative way.