Smriti Irani shared an Instagram picture of herself with Bill Gates with a humorous caption. Bill Gates can be seen watching her cook in the picture. He ate millet khichdi at the Ministry of Women and Child Development’s recent ‘God Bharai’ event.
Smriti captioned it as “ka kar rahi ho bahuriya” (what are you doing, daughter-in-law). Throwback to @thisisbillgates’s “Tadake ka Tadka.”
Smriti Irani was once the most popular ‘bahu (daughter-in-law)’ on Indian television. She appeared in Ekta Kapoor’s show, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.’ Fans flocked to Smriti’s post’s comments section. “Bahuriya is a Miss India finalist,” one of them wrote. Bahuriya is the best bahu on TV. Papapu’s greatest fear is Bahuriya. “Tum kya jaano, Gates Babu?” Another said, “Bill Gates is thinking, “Yaar Indian se e shaadi krni chaiye thi (Should have married an Indian).” One person wondered what was cooking and wrote, “Jeera rice banaya kya (Did you prepare jeera rice)?”
The picture was taken during Bill Gates’ recent trip to India, during which Smriti ‘taught’ him how to make tadka for khichdi. He’d been to a few events, one of which was hosted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. “I even got to taste millet khichdi, a type of porridge, at a ‘Godh Bharai’ ceremony — similar to a baby shower — for two women hosted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development,” he said in an interview.
Bill Gates also shared pictures from his visit, writing, “I recently returned from a trip to India and can’t wait to go back. Every trip to India is an incredible opportunity for me to learn. During my recent travels to Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore, I met some incredible people who taught me how they are harnessing the power of innovation, science, and collaboration to solve the world’s health, climate, and development challenges.”