Smriti Irani: Ekta Kapoor spotted me..

By HT

Mumbai, Nov. 7 -- 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."