A day after Akshay Kumar said he would be getting into an "unknown and uncharted territory" with something he had not done before, the Bollywood actor on Tuesday said he will have a "candid and completely non political" chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The 51-year-old star took to Twitter to announce that his conversation with the prime minister will be a "breather" in election time. "While the whole country is talking elections and politics, here's a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM @narendramodi," Kumar wrote on the microblogging site.
PM Modi replied to the tweet, saying, "Dear @akshaykumar, it was good talking to you about everything, except politics and elections :) I'm sure people would like watching our conversation." Kumar also shared a 24-second-long video snippet from the conversation. "Getting into an unknown and uncharted territory today. Doing something I have never done before. Excited and nervous both. Stay tuned for updates," said the actor on Monday, who has starred in a series of patriotic and social issue-driven films in recent years.
Highlights of Akshay Kumar's chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
PM Modi: I get a lot of information about what's going on outside from Twitter and Instagram.
PM Modi says he is more fond of team games rather than individual sport.
PM Modi: Even since I was CM, it has never been that my family's expenses have been incurred by the government.
PM Modi: My mother still gives me money to spend and never expects any monetary help from my side.
PM Modi: The impression that has been created, that I'm strict and I get angry, a similar impression has been made about me and clothes. Till I became CM I used to wash clothes myself: PM Modi answers Akshay Kumar's question on 'fashion'.
PM Modi: I see creativity in every meme made on me. I enjoy them. The biggest advantage of social media is that it allows the common man to express his creativity.
PM Modi: People should work hard, success will follow.
PM Modi: Most PMs did not have CM's experience. I was the longest CM of Gujarat. No other PM had this fortune.
PM Modi: My experience as CM helped me a lot after I became the prime minister.
PM Modi: If I had a magic lamp, I'd wish that people stop believing in miracles and start working hard.
PM Modi reveals 'had no bank account'. 'I got an account only after becoming MLA,' he says.
PM Modi to AK: I had no bank account till the time I became the chief minister og Gujarat.
PM Modi: Mamata Didi sends me sweets a couple of times every year.
PM Modi: Mamata Didi sends two kurtas every year to me. I have friends from the opposition parties too.
PM Modi: Work culture around me develops when I work for long hours: PM Narendra Modi.
PM Modi: For someone to say that I get a lot of work done would be an inaccurate analysis. If someone were to say there is a lot of work to do, that would be more apt.
PM Modi to AK: I left my family at a very young age. And now, I have developed a habit of staying alone.
AK to PM Modi: Don't you want your family to stay with you?
PM Modi: I had developed a habit of writing the incidents that made me angry. Then I used to tear those pages and throw it away.
PM Modi to AK: People express shock when I say that I never get angry. You have to stick to things that provide you strength. I never got a chance to express my anger. But yes, I am very discipline.
AK to PM Modi: Do you ever get angry?
PM Modi to AK: I never thought that I would ever become the Prime Minister of this country. I am overwhelmed to see that people love me.
AK to PM Modi: Have you ever thought of becoming a prime minister?
PM Modi to AK: Yes, I do eat mangoes. I used to eat alot but now I have to thing twice before eating. Gujarat has the tradition of aamras.
AK to PM Modi: Do you eat Mangoes?
PM Narendra Modi: I will speak my heart today but I don't know whether people would want to know.
Akshay Kumar: I came here to know my prime minister better.
Akshay speaks to PM Modi:
Do you ever wonder whether PM Modi manages to laugh during the heat of the election campaign? You’ll get the answer tomorrow at 9am @ANI, in an informal and non-political conversation that I got the chance to do with @narendramodi ji. Do watch! pic.twitter.com/pczNar7k3A— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 23, 2019