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Former television actress-turned-politician, Smriti Irani talked about the scariest moment of her life when a man stalked her during her first pregnancy. She revealed that he followed her and asked her to marry him. She added that it was the only time when she negotiated for her life. For those who don't know, Smriti made a huge mark in the television industry with her role as 'Tulsi Virani' in Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
In an interview with Neelesh Mishra for his show, The Slow Interview With Neelesh Mishra, Smriti Irani talked about her life and her struggles as she came from a humble background. During the interview, she shared one of the scariest moments of her life when she had pleaded with a man. Smriti revealed that a man stalked her when she was a seventh or eighth month pregnant.
Smriti Irani shared that her husband, Zubin Irani was out of the country for work, when the man stopped in the middle of the road, and asked her to marry him. Smriti was shocked and pleaded with him for her life as if had hit her womb, her child would have died. Talking about the same, Smriti said:
"The weirdest a man stalked me was when I was pregnant with Zohr. Zubin was overseas, I was in seventh or eighth months of my pregnancy. Her din koi mera peecha karta tha. Kya bhaiya kon ho. Mota peat lekar hum chal rahe hai kyoki gaadi thi nai, "I have to marry you." I said, "Pagla gaye ho kya.""
Smriti said that was the time when she calculated that if he had a weapon and he hits on her womb, her child would die. She shared that it was the only time, she thought of negotiating for her life. She said:
"In that one second for the first time in my life I said, "Haath mat uthana." Kyonki agar usne mere paet par maar diya toh bacha marr jayega. And I don't think I ever pleaded. That was the only time I said, "Jane dijiye please.""
Smriti said that this happened when she was a public figure and known as 'Tulsi' in the entire nation. She shared she never talked about it as it would have become headlines back then.
During the same interview, Smriti also revealed that she was working as a host on Gautam Adhikari's show, Kuch Dile Se, when she was pregnant with her first child. She said that she had shot for the show till the last day of her pregnancy. However, the next day she was told that she got fired and Mita Vashisht had replaced her. Smriti gave them a warning that the show would not work after she leaves.
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