In a surprising revelation, Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said she was turned down by Jet Airways for lacking a good personality.
“My application for a cabin crew position was rejected by Jet Airways, which felt I didn’t have a good personality,” the actor-turned politician said.
Irani said she was grateful for the rejection as she landed a job at McDonald’s. “I don’t know if many people know that one of the first jobs that I wanted and lined up for was cabin crew [at Jet Airways]. I was rejected because I was told I don’t have a good personality. Thank God for your rejection. And the rest is history,” she said, expressing her delight.
Speaking at an awards function organised by the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI), the textiles minister said she was joining the celebration as a passenger. Her comments came after she presented an award to a Jet Airways official.
This article originally appeared on Hindustan Times.