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‘Mamata Didi sends me kurtas every year’, says PM Modi in interview with Akshay Kumar

Talking about his early family life, the PM said he relinquished everything at a very young age. “I am totally detached now… even my mother says ‘don’t waste time on me’”.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2019 09:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee may be bitter rivals in electoral arena, but off it they share a good rapport(ANI/Screengrab)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee may be bitter rivals in electoral arena, but off it they share a good relation, this was revealed by the PM in an interview to actor Akshay Kumar.

“Despite all the rivalry, didi sends me kurtas every year. She also sends me sweets as she knows I am fond of Bengali sweets,” the PM told the actor during freewheeling interview on everything except politics.

Both PM and Mamata Banerjee have taken potshots at each other during the election campaign with Modi calling her ‘speed breaker didi’ and she hitting back with ‘expiry babu’ jibe.

Talking about his early family life, the PM said he relinquished everything at a very young age. “I am totally detached now… even my mother says ‘don’t waste time on me’”.

Also read: In interview to Akshay Kumar, PM Modi reveals Obama’s advice to him

Akshay Kumar asked PM Modi how he manages to get through the day with just three hours’ sleep. To this, PM Modi replies, “Whenever I meet Obama, he also asks me the same thing. He asks me why I do this. Every time he meets me, he asks me if I have started sleeping more or not.”

During the course of the interview Akshay Kumar also asks the PM some free-wheeling, light-hearted questions such as whether he eats mangoes or not and whether he was actually a true Gujarati.

First Published: Apr 24, 2019 09:44 IST