Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Wednesday engaged in a candid and non-political conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the 69 minutes long conversation, PM Modi shared a light moment with the actor and spoke about his likes and life in general. He also said that he has many good friends in the opposition and added that the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sends personally selected kurtas and sweets to him.
"I have friends in the opposition parties. I have lunch with them once in a year as well. We are connected like a family which people do not see on the outside. This may harm me in the elections but Mamata Didi does select kurta for me and sends it to me once in a year," PM Modi said.
#WATCH PM Modi during interaction with Akshay Kumar, talks about his fashion style, says being careful about his appearance could possibly be psychological reaction to an inferiority complex he felt growing up poor pic.twitter.com/zCVOaAMCY5— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2019
When asked about his fashion statement which includes the crisply ironed kurtas, shoes and well-trimmed beard, PM Modi said, "This is a false image of my clothing. My life was just in a jhola I carried. I used to wash my clothes until I became CM. Then I realised that full-sleeved kurtas took me longer to wash and took more space in my bag so that is why I started wearing half sleeved kurtas."
On becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi said he never thought that he would become the prime minister and further added that if he would have got a good job, then also his mother would have been happy. She would have distributed sweets.
During the interaction, PM Modi also opened up about his childhood. "During childhood, I would go to the library and read about big people. I would watch people in uniform getting respect. Then I read about a Sainik school in Gujarat. In my locality, there was a school principal. I went to meet him. I have never been intimidated by meeting big people. He loved me a lot. He explained to me about life. Then I went towards the Himalayas and I witnessed a lot of life between the age of 18-20. I had lot of questions when I was young. I used to find answers to the questions myself and this is how I reached where I am," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
When asked about how his manages his anger, PM Modi said, "If something which I don't like has happened, I would sit alone and write everything on a paper. Then I would tear that paper and throw it away. I wouldn't even read it again. Then I would write it again. This is how the anger inside me would burn out."
Talking about his mother and other family members, PM Modi said, "If I would have left home after becoming the PM, then probably I would have missed my mother. But I left home at quite an early age. After leaving the house when I was young, I got such training that I don't feel too attached. Even today when I call my mother, she would say why am I wasting my time on her."