Smriti Irani, the famous TV personality, recently revealed a shocking incident from her past where she was called to work just a day after having a miscarriage. In an interview, she shared that she was shooting for the popular TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, where her co-actor even doubted her claim of having a miscarriage. Despite that, she continued to work double shifts – shooting for Ramayan in the morning and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in the evening.
It was when she was shooting for Ramayan that she had the miscarriage. Ravi Chopra, the director of Ramayan, advised her to rest and not come to work. However, Smriti was also shooting for Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi at the same time, and the production team asked her to come to work the very next day. Smriti, who was still recovering and grieving, was shocked and hurt by this insensitivity.
She informed Ravi Chopra about the situation, and he strictly told her to rest. He even offered to manage the shooting schedule himself to ensure that she did not have to come to work. Smriti was touched by his gesture and said, “Ravi ji Sunday ka episode hai, Sita replace nahi ho sakti. He said, ‘Main kar lunga’ (It’s Sunday’s episode, you can’t shoot around me. I will manage).”
This incident highlights the importance of empathy and sensitivity toward employees’ personal lives and health. Smriti’s experience with Ravi Chopra showed that sometimes, all it takes is a little support and kindness from employers to make a world of difference in employees’ lives.
Smriti Irani essayed the role of Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi for seven years before quitting the show in 2007. There were rumors of a fallout with Ekta Kapoor, but the two later seemed to patch things up.
Smriti Irani’s revelation about being asked to work just a day after having a miscarriage sheds light on the insensitivity and lack of empathy prevalent in the entertainment industry. It also highlights the importance of supportive employers who prioritize their employees’ health and well-being over work.