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Appearance, sleep cycle, Twinkle: 10 things PM Modi told Akshay Kumar in an interview

Actor Akshay Kumar spoke with Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, the residence of the Prime Minister in Delhi, as he talked about his life beyond politics.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2019 12:09 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed his friendships with political leaders from opposition parties, his sense of style and sleeping pattern among others things in an interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.(BJP4India/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed his friendships with political leaders from opposition parties, his sense of style and sleeping pattern among others things in an interview with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.

The actor spoke with Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, the residence of the Prime Minister in Delhi, as he talked about his life beyond politics.

Here are some of the things he said during the interview:

* “It’s correct that I like to live properly. I used to sometimes feel inferior among people maybe because I grew up in poverty and to overcome it and it could be that I read the psychology…”

* “I used to lighten the moment if my father used to get angry in just a minute. I like to play with words even now. But now, things are misconstrued and half-baked sentences are used. But I am scared now what if …my intentions are not that.. and they are misused,” the Prime Minister said during the interview.

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* “My sense of humour is intact. I still crack joke during cabinet meetings,” the Prime Minister said.

* “Despite all the rivalry, Didi (Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee) personally selects and sends me kurtas every year. She also sends me sweets as she knows I am fond of Bengali sweets.”

* “I left everything when I was very young and the training I got made me become detached with everything and what they call attachment.”

* “When I met President Obama … he asked me I don’t I sleep… And whenever I meet him he asks whether I am sleeping longer. But my body cycle is such that I don’t sleep longer than three to four hours.”

* “I get a lot of information from social media. I look at your Twitter account as well as that of Twinkle Khannaji and I think sometimes that as she directs all her anger at me on Twitter it helps keep the peace in your family. All her angers is directed at me and this is how I have helped you and especially Twinkleji.”

* “If something unpleasant happens, then I write about it on a piece of paper and then tear that paper. I repeat the process again till the time I calm down. By doing this I feel that I have vent out my anger, in the end I tear that away.”

* “I never thought about it (whether he would become the Prime Minister) … Given my family background, even if I got a good job somewhere, my mother would have offered sweets to our neighbours. We never thought beyond that and never saw beyond our village.”

* “I never thought about it (whether he would become the Prime Minister) … Given my family background, even if I got a good job somewhere, my mother would have offered sweets to our neighbours. We never thought beyond that and never saw beyond our village.”

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First Published: Apr 24, 2019 11:32 IST