As the political heat rises across the nation, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar promises to bring you a breather. The actor, who had raised the Twitter buzz with a cryptic tweet about the mysterious project a few days ago, has finally revealed that he has done a non-political interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which will be released to media at 9 am today, April 24.
The non-political interview with PM:
The focus of Akshay Kumar's interview with PM Modi, conducted in the lawns of the latter’s residence in 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, is Narendra Modi's life as Prime Minister. Video of this interaction would be aired at 9AM on Wednesday, a day after polling ended for the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Sources told news agency ANI that the timing for this release was deliberate as they did not wish to be in any contravention of EC guidelines.
A total of four short teasers of the one-hour interaction were released that presented a side of PM Modi far removed from the campaign rallies and television interviews dominating the political slugfest ongoing in these 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
One of the teasers showed Akshay Kumar quizzing PM Modi on what would be considered an unhealthy sleep cycle by most. "You sleep only 3-4 hours, a body needs at least 7, right?" quips Kumar which elicited an anecdotal response from the PM. "When President Obama met me for the first time he asked me why do you do this? Now whenever we meet he asks me have you increased the amount you slept or not," responded PM Modi to Akshay Kumar.
While the whole country is talking elections and politics, here’s a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM @narendramodi . Watch it at 9AM tomorrow via @ANI for some lesser known facts about him! pic.twitter.com/Owji9xL9zn— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 23, 2019
Do you ever wonder whether PM Modi manages to laugh during the heat of the election campaign? You’ll get the answer tomorrow at 9am @ANI, in an informal and non-political conversation that I got the chance to do with @narendramodi ji. Do watch! pic.twitter.com/pczNar7k3A— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 23, 2019
On April 21, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar posted a cryptic tweet that sent the entire ‘Twitterverse’ in a tizzy and sparked intense speculation on the motive behind the tweet. “Getting into an unknown and uncharted territory today. Doing something I have never done before. Excited and nervous both. Stay tuned for updates,” posted Kumar in the middle of election fever in India.
Getting into an unknown and uncharted territory today. Doing something I have never done before. Excited and nervous both. Stay tuned for updates.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 22, 2019
The tweet ballooned to over a 1000 retweets and even more ‘likes’ within a matter of minutes. Most speculated that Akshay Kumar had decided to take the political plunge, much like his ‘Aflatoon’ co-star Urmilla Matondkar did when she joined the Congress a few weeks ago.
However, the ‘Khiladi’ superstar was merely teasing his fans about the upcoming video interaction with PM Modi.
Akshay Kumar posted another tweet today. "While the whole country is talking elections and politics, here’s a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM Narendra Modi. Watch it at 9AM tomorrow," informed Kumar on Tuesday.