New Delhi, May 28: Sudha Shivpuri, who played the elderly ‘Baa’ to Smriti Irani when they starred together in the long-running TV soap opera “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, has sent her blessings and good wishes to the newly appointed cabinet minister, whom she believes will carry out her duties with utmost dedication.

During her earlier days, an astrologer dismissed Smriti Irani of having any good future and doing something fruitful in life. She confidently told him to check on her ten years down the line.

Smriti Irani’a struggle could be determined from the fact that she worked as helping staff and cleaned floors at McDonalds in Bandra.  She confessed that she only wanted to move to next level of welcoming diners at that point of time.

Irani was born in Delhi and had her education in the national capital before she shifted to Mumbai and became a household name because of her role in the TV serial “Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” for her portrayal of the character of Tulsi.

Irani, who had unsuccessfully contested against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, has been sworn-in as Union Cabinet Minister.

A former National President of BJP’s women’s wing, Irani now holds the position of Vice President in the party.