Ekta Kapoor shared photos and video snippets of Smriti Irani and her visit to Siddhi Vinayak temple on Instagram.
The verdict is out. The BJP stormed its thanks to finish within the recently ended Lok Sabha elections and made an unlikely "giant killer" in Union Minister Smriti Irani who beat Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in family bastion Amethi.
Days after her triumph, the actress-turned-politician walked barefoot to Mumbai's famous Siddhi Vinayak Temple. The distance? A whopping 14 km. Her shut friend and producer Ekta Kapoor accompanied her.
Ms Kapoor shared photos and video snippets of the visit on Instagram. Ekta Kapoor's 4-month old son Ravie, born via surrogacy, also joined the trip. Ms Kapoor shared a photograph of them on Instagram and captioned it: "14 klick to Siddhi Vinayak ke baad ka glow (the glow once fourteen km to Siddhi Vinayak)".
Ekta Kapoor was the producer of well-liked TV program "Kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi" that created Smriti Irani a star and a social unit name.
Irani commented : 'God willed it, god is kind' Ekta then write " You walked without your shoes! A lot of your will."
One more conversation is about Irani`s bond with Ekta`s four-month-old son Ravie, whom she had via surrogacy.
During their chat whereas they were arriving from the temple, Ekta says, "My son has not cried because you have held him like a pro... How are you feeling? Your feet must have given way."
Irani, sitting on the front traveler seat of the car, turned back, and said, "It was his first Siddhi Vinayak darshan. He has turned four months. And I think we are bound for life to go do darshan together. I am told that he screams and hollers, however i assume i'm a special masi (aunt)."
Some days ago, Ekta had called Irani a 'giant slayer of politics' and wrote lyrics out of the title track of "Kyunki Saas...." to celebrate Irani's victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
Smriti Irani joined the BJP in 2003 and contested unsuccessfully against Congress's Kapil Sibal from Delhi's Chandni Chowk. She contested against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in 2014 and lost by over a lakh votes. She contested once more this year from the Congress bastion and beat Rahul Gandhi by over 55,000 votes. Amethi, a dusty, mostly rural body around a hundred thirty km from state capital Lucknow, has rarely looked beyond the Congress or the Gandhi family.
Smriti Irani had thanked people for the decision with a tweet in Hindi, saying, "Kaun kehta hai aasmaa me surakh nahinho sakta (Who says you can't drill a hole in a sky)" she quoted author Dushyant Kumar in her tweet to assert that nothing was not possible. She also summed up her remarkable victory on Instagram with a famous quote from popular TV show "Game of Thrones":
Irani defeated Gandhi by 55,120 votes within the status Amethi seat.