Smriti Irani shares a photo with Bill Gates, her caption has left the internet in splits

Updated: 19 November, 2019 14:22 IST | mid-day online correspondent | New Delhi

After her meeting with Bill Gates, Smriti Irani took to Instagram and shared a candid photo with Bill Gates.

Smriti Irani has a candid conversation with Bill Gates. Picture/Instagram Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani has a candid conversation with Bill Gates. Picture/Instagram Smriti Irani

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani, who is known for her humorous posts on social media, recently took to Instagram to share a witty post featuring business tycoon Bill Gates.

On Monday, Irani and Gates launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK). Soon after the launch, Irani took to Instagram and shared a candid photo with Bill Gates.

In the photo, the BJP minister is seen having a conversation with Bill Gates. Bill Gates is caught in a funny pose, as he looks on with a quirky smile at Irani. While sharing the photo, Smriti captioned the expression hilariously.

While the photo adorable, it was the caption that has won hearts all over. The caption said, ""Soch rahe hain padhai puri kari nahi, aage kya karein (Thinking that we haven't completed our degrees, what to do next). Irani ended her caption with a face with monocle emoticon.

Since the time it was shared, the post has garnered nearly 70,000 likes with thousands of users taking to the comments section to share their views. One user wrote, "Microsoft Tulsi", while another said, "Jhakaaas!!!! every time you put a post." 

Smriti Irani's friend Ekta Kapoor also took to the comments section of the post and said, "Bosss! Tulsi kyunki abh bhi yaaa hai......pls waaapsi Karein." While one of the comments read, "Ma'am u r a rockstar...Most coolest Minister of the whole India's political history."

Smriti Irani is the youngest minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led cabinet. Not only is she the Minister for Women and Child Development, but also the textile minister. Irani won the Amethi parliamentary seat with a margin of 55,120 votes against Rahul Gandhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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    When Smriti trolled business tycoon Bill Gates

    Smriti Irani shared a witty post featuring business tycoon Bill Gates and wrote, "Thinking that we haven't completed our degrees, what to do next."

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    And her own daughter!

    In this photo, Smriti trolled her daughter, Zoish Irani and captioned the photo, "That irresistible urge to whack your kid every time she rolls her eyes but can’t you end up smiling!"

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    When Smriti Irani was called an 'Aunty'

    During one of her travel days, Smriti Irani bumped into Dhadak actress Janhvi Kapoor at the Delhi airport where the actress called her aunty which left the minister quite amused. Smriti shared a boomerang video of Janhvi Kapoor and her, wherein Janhvi is seen winking at Smriti while the latter is smiling for the camera. While sharing the video, Smriti captioned: The someone shoot me' moment —When Jahnvi Kapoor sweetly apologises for continuously calling you aunty & you say "koi baat nahi beta" (no worries child). Totalsiyapa ye Aaj kal ke bachche (these kids today) and then ended her witty caption with 'Aunty kisko bola'! (whom did you call aunty?)

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    When Smriti Irani trolled the king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan!

    This time, Smriti took to Instagram to troll none other than Shah Rukh Khan. Smriti's post on husband Zubin Irani and superstar Shah Rukh Khan got the internet laughing their hearts out! Smriti captioned: And they say only men gossip!

    Netizens lauded Smriti for her witty caption and sense of humour. Her post was widely appreciated and one one comment read, "Men gossip more than women". While another wrote, "Your posts are so full of satire. Love them."

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    When Smriti makes fun of her own weight!

    Besides trolling people and sharing hilarious memes, Smriti always knows how to poke fun at her weight in the quirkiest manner possible. Smriti shared this throwback picture from her modelling days. Although she got nostalgic, Smriti showed her true side when she captioned the picture: The journey from being a carrot to becoming a pumpkin!

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    Sharing a throwback picture featuring Karan Johar and Sakshi Tanwar from her acting days, Smriti showed why she is one of the coolest and wittiest politicians of India. While captioning the picture from her acting days in which Smriti appears slim and fit, she captions: Notice how slim yours truly was. Totally blame the damn hampers for the weight gain!

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    Smriti Irani turns a 'Jumbo Jet' in the chaotic city of Mumbai.

    Smriti Irani shared this candid selfie photo with actor Saif Ali Khan and captioned it: 23 years ago a rising Star gave a rookie from Delhi advice on how to survive in the chaos of the maximum city; a few tips here & there as to how her dreams can take flight. Little did he know the rookie will turn into a Jumbo Jet! Thank you for the memories.

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    Smriti Irani shared this candid picture where she is seen taking a selfie with Sumitra Mahajan as she captions the picture: Photo ke photo ka photo!

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    Taking a dig at herself yet again, Smriti Irani took to Instagram to share this picture of her performing Yoga. Smriti captioned it: Who said fat can't be flexible!

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    Smriti tries to troll hubby Zubin Irani!

    While sharing this picture, Smriti Irani attempted to troll her fun-loving husband Zubin Irani. Smriti captioned this one: You know how 'pratadit' your husband is when even Uddhav Bhai looks at him & says "Himmatwala" (courageous). Friday fun! Zubin Irani, zara milna tum! (just meet me)

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    Smriti Irani who is well known for her wit and humour also shares candid selfies and photos of herself with family on Instagram. Though not tripping on 'Kala Chasmah', Smriti captioned this picture of hers 'Not kaala chashma' (not black shades) as she is seen doing velagiri! (timepass)

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    King of one-liners!

    Monday blues bothers Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani. To show her displeasure of Monday mornings and the days following after, Smriti shared this video and captioned it: When at work you tell Tuesday 'thoda Wednesday ka bojh uthale' (pick up some load off Wednesday!

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    The 'Monday wala dance'!

    Smriti Irani takes her unconditional love for the many 'Days' of the week a notch higher with this 'Monday blues' post of hers. In the video shared by Smriti, skeletons are seen dancing as she captions it: When you're 'overjoyed' its Monday!

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    Slow claps please!

    Smriti Irani is always on point with her witty and humorous Instagram posts. While sharing this picture Smriti captioned it: When you want to slow clap Tuesday into existence, aabhai tu bhi aazma le! (come brother, try me out)

    Surely, the Union Minister shares a love-hate relationship with days of the week.

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    Wednesday fervour!

    When Smriti Irani isn't sharing photos with her family or Instagramming, she is usually seen posting memes throughout the week. For example, this one, to which Smriti captions: Wo Wednesday wali feeling (that Wednesday feeling) when you can almost see the weekend upon you!

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    When Smriti got 'romantic'!

    Smriti Irani who is generally known to share week-of-the-day posts on Instagram took a break from her usual 'hating' for days and this time around shared a loving post with hubby Zubin Irani. While sharing the picture, Smriti wrote: The 10-Year Challenge; find someone who can make your smile reflect in your eyes the way Zubin Irani does in mine!

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    Or this funny video through which Smriti Irani bid adieu to 2018!

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    'Birds of the same feather flock together'

    Smriti Irani shared this throwback photo of herself with hubby Zubin Irani where the two are seen enjoying feeding birds. Smriti captioned it: Birds of a feather flock together. Throwback to a time when he was young and I was ahem... younger!

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    While the whole world was going ga-ga over Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's wedding, Smriti Irani took to Instagram to share her inner feelings about the star-studded wedding. She shared a picture of a skeleton and captioned it: When you have waited for Deepika-Ranveer's wedding pics for too longgggg!

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    Smriti, the mother became a 'Sandwiched' between two mothers!

    Smriti Irani shared this candid picture of herself being sandwiched between her mother and mother-in-law. She captioned: Sandwiched between 2 mothers .. one by birth and the other by law. The smiles tell you that both can't be separated or segregated such is love. To my Ma (in law) on her 70th with all my gratitude and love!

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    This throwback picture of Smriti Irani from her popular TV show 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' will make you laugh! Smriti captions: Hum bolega to bologe ki bolta hai...! (if I speak then people will say that I spoke up)

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    When Smriti fell in love with Mondays, finally!

    Taking a twist from her Monday blues. this time Smriti Irani seemed quite happy on the arrival of Monday. She captioned: The joy on your face when you realise it's Monday!

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    When the hilarious Smriti Irani made Subramaniam Swamy laugh his heart out! Smriti captions this one: Just another maniac!

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    Smriti takes a dig at self, hints that she is 'Expanding' day-by-day!

    Besides sharing memes and trolling her daughter and celebrities, Smriti Irani leaves no stone unturned to take a dig at her own self. The witty politician gets even more quirky when it comes to trolling herself. Wonder why? Read the caption: Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal, who currently doubles up as acting Financial Minister too. Talking of doubling up he has not put on an inch while I continue to expand!

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    Smriti Irani shared this throwback picture with actor Jackie Shroff from IFFI 2017: Showing her wit and funny side, Smriti captioned this one: Met Jaggu Dada after ages, with Manoj Bhai we formed the gujju club at Iffi 2017!

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    When Smriti spends some 'me' time

    Smriti Irani takes some time off her witty and humorous Insta life and spends quality time with her children. She shared this picture of having Starbucks coffee as she captions it: Your coffee leaves you with a warm feeling!

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    Union Minister Smriti Irani who is known to be working 24x7 days a week and 365 days a month, is seen taking a quick nap on a lazy Sunday noon. While sharing this picture, Smriti wrote: when all you want is sleep...!

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    Smriti Irani shared this candid picture of her family where her son and daughter are seen stopping her from taking a photo while her hubby Zubin Irani smiles for the camera. Smriti captions: Stop mom, u r killing us with your sense of humour! The mom can be funny too!

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    Smriti shows she is multi-talented

    Smriti, who leaves no opportunity to take a dig at herself shared this heartwarming picture where she can be seen showing off his painting skills. In the picture, the BJP leader can be seen showing her panting skills as her hands flow freely with the brush. Smriti captioned this one: There are times I've been known to paint.

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    Besides painting, the 44-year-old leader also loves to cook. Acting on her daughter's request, Irani cooked veg Hakka noodles and chicken Manchurian and gave a step-by-step tutorial to her followers in her Instagram stories. The meal looked delicious as netizens were delighted to see this side of Smriti Irani.

First Published: 19 November, 2019 13:40 IST

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