Mamata Di, Mangoes, Movies & More: 9 Highlights From Akshay Kumar’s Interview With PM Modi

Aayushi Sharma

April 25, 2019

Entertainment

1 min

1. Modi Ji is an 'aam' aadmi, he loves mangoes just like any of us

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar recently interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. Here are 9 things we learned about Modi Ji from it. The Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor started his apolitical tete-a-tete with Modi Ji on quite a summery note! He asked the leader of our country if he likes mangoes.

Replying in affirmative, Modi Ji said that while growing up, he couldn’t afford to buy mangoes. Thus, he’d pluck them from the trees.

2. Mamata Didi handpicks kurtas for Modi Ji

Modi Ji made a surprising revelation that Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, sends him kurtas handpicked by the politician herself. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina too sends him Bengali sweets.

3. Modi Ji and Barack Obama are JIGRIS

While talking to the Naam Shabana star, Modi spilled the beans on his friendship with former US President Barack Obama.

4. Modi Ji never thought he'd become the leader of India

India’s current Prime Minister and former Cheif Minister of Gujarat Modi spoke about how he never thought of becoming the leader of the nation. Since he hails from a simple background, he mentioned how his mother would distribute laddoos even if he landed a job.

5. Modi Ji's mother still gives him money

Talking about his mother, Modi Ji said she still gives him money even today. Each time he visits her, she gives him “sawaa rupaya ( ₹1.25)” in his hand. “She does not expect anything from me,” revealed Modi.

6. Modi Ji sleeps for very few hours

Needless to mention, Modi’s interview with Akshay was a complete spill-the-tea session. Throwing light on his retirement plans, he spoke how he cannot sleep for more than 3-4 hours. Therefore, his plan after retiring is to sleep more.

7. Modi Ji has watched Paa with Amitabh Bachchan

A superstar of the Hindi film industry, the interviewer also asked him if he watches Bollywood movies. Modi Ji responded saying he used to watch films in his village. He recalled catching Paa with Amitabh Bachchan and A Wednesday with Anupam Kher.

8. Modi Ji likes social media and we couldn't agree more

Of course, he does! He likes to look at tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. It helps him understand the common man, he revealed.

9. Modi Ji feels his sense of humour could be misintrepreted, IYKWIM

Indian PM Modi feels his humour can be twisted and misinterpreted for attention, thus, avoids using it.

Would you like to add anything else? Let us know your views about this interview in the comments box below.

In the meantime, catch Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s latest blockbuster Simmba on ZEE5now!

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