Popular telly actor Sakshi Tanwar says she is proud of her contemporary actor-turned-­politician and good friend Smriti Irani.
“I am so proud of the fact that, whatever she has done, she has done it properly, be it modelling, acting, politics or the role she plays in her ­family as a wife, mother, daughter and daughter-in-law. I think Smriti is doing very well for herself,” she says.
Sakshi adds that she feels happy to see Smriti take a leap forward and successfully cross over from acting to politics.
“It makes me very happy when I see her actively involved in politics. She wants to do so much for the country ... all I can do is wish her all the best,” says Sakshi, who rose to fame around the same time as Smriti.
While Sakshi found fame with Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Smriti became a household name in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
The two were often pitted against each other, but both have maintained cordial relations and claim to be good friends even now. But, like her friend, would Sakshi ever join politics? “No, I think ­politics is not my cup of tea,” she says.