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David Letterman not nervous but excited over interview with PM Modi

india Updated: Sep 22, 2016 00:32 IST
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PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with David Letterman ahead of the interview for National Geographic at his official residence 7 Race Course Road, in New Delhi. (Vimeo screengrab)

American talk show host David Letterman, who is now helming a documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” for National Geographic on climate change and solar energy, interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an episode.

In the preview of the upcoming episode, Letterman says, “I am not nervous but very, very excited.”

This is Modi’s third exclusive interview since assuming office; the two occasions being on Indian news channels -- Times Now and CNN-News18. Though the Indian Prime Minister appeared more charitable in his interviews to journalists, the interviewer this time is a bit different - David Letterman.

The preview to the episode, named ‘Into the Light’ to be aired on October 30, gives us the gist and the behind the scenes of the interview.

David Letterman and the Prime Minister from YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY on Vimeo.

Letterman is seen asking, “Is there a way that the three-hundred to four hundred million without electricity can go right to solar?”

Prime Minister Modi says, “If the world helps me with technology, helps me with resources I will be the very first person to switch over to clean energy completely.”

Letterman’s questions appear to have got a more direct response from Prime Minister Modi considering he has made India the spearhead of the International Solar Alliance.

Reports suggest that there will be seven more episodes in the second season of the TV series, with guests like Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Don Cheadle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder and Cecily Strong.