Modi-Akshay Kumar interaction: Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened his heart to Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview which was aired by several national television channels, the prime minister told Khiladi Kumar that he had never dreamt of becoming the prime minister of the country, rather he always aspired to be a soldier or sanyasi. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM) in Delhi and it was aired on Wednesday.
In this special interview, Modi told about his personal life, anger management and his tryst with politics among others. Speaking about his personal life, Modi said he is strict but not rude and he never humiliates others. The PM said he shares a good friendship even with his political opponents including Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee doesn’t forget to gift him one or two kurtas and sweets once or twice every year, he said.
Walking down the memory lane, Modi said at a tender age he had left his home and parents and the rigorous training he went through at the Ramakrishna Mission made him tough and strong enough to reject attraction towards worldly life and family.
Modi didn’t forget to mention his love for juicy, pulpy and delicious mangoes. Due to abject poverty, his family couldn’t afford to buy mangoes, but he used to relish the taste of ripe mangoes in the fields nearby where mango trees were seen in large numbers.
On being questioned why he doesn’t have his family living with him at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in Delhi, Modi attributed his training as the reason behind his loss of attraction towards family and worldly life. He said he had left his home and parents at a tender age and went through rigorous training in his past life which made him tough and strong enough to shun the attraction of family.
Modi, who never forgets to seek his mother Heeraben’s blessings on every occasion, told Akshay Kumar that his mother still sends him money (Aaj bhi jab main maa se milne jaata hun to wo mere haath me sawa rupaya zaroor rakhti hain).
Speaking about his daily life, the PM said he sleeps for just 3.5 to 4 hours in a day and after that, he is up and ready. However, he admitted the hectic schedule that he follows does take a toll on his health.