The woman is seated, tied, gagged, and her eyes are half-closed. Her name: Smriti Irani. Well, not exactly. The photo above is a screengrab from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, the megahit TV serial that starred Irani, who played Tulsi.
But that was a long time ago. Why is Irani the Union minister Insta-gramming the photo now?
Irani was called out for drawing an uncanny analogy over the ongoing debate regarding women’s entry into Lord Ayappa’s shrine. “I have the right to pray, but don’t have the right to desecrate. I am nobody to speak on Supreme Court verdict because I am a serving cabinet minister. But just plain common sense. Would you take sanitary napkins seeped in menstrual blood into a friend’s home? You would not.
#WATCH Union Minister Smriti Irani says," I have right to pray,but no right to desecrate. I am nobody to speak on SC verdict as I'm a serving cabinet minster. Would you take sanitary napkins seeped in menstrual blood into a friend's home? No.Why take them into house of God?" pic.twitter.com/Fj1um4HGFk
— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2018
And would you think that it is respectful to do the same when you walk into the house of God? So that is the difference. That is my personal opinion,” the Union Minister had said.
The 42-year-old, who is known for her humorous stint on the social media, on Thursday, seemingly responded to the trolling by posting a picture from her ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi ‘ days. Alongside the image, in which she can be seen tied up with ropes with a cloth around her mouth, Irani wrote, “#hum bolega to bologe ki bolta hai.”
Now, before we let you go, here’s a fun fact: “Hum bolega to bologe ki bolta hai” is a Kishore Kumar number from the 1974 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Kasauti.