10 Questions We Wish Akshay Kumar Had Asked PM Narendra Modi
Video Editor: Ashish Maccune
In the midst of the ongoing general elections, actor Akshay Kumar sat down with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an hour-long interview, which according to the actor was “completely non-political”. Ever the interview came out on 24 April, the internet has been exploding with memes, videos and spoofs. Akshay stayed clear of politically charged questions, and instead tried to keep the connect with millennials by asking Modi about social media, memes and so on.
But here are some questions we feel he missed.
Modi’s Sleeping Patterns and No Dark Circles?
You said that you sleep for three-and-a-half hours but before you trained yourself to do this - even in your childhood - did you ever sleep till late? And do you ever feel Monday blues? Like even now, do you ever feel Monday blues? And with just three-and-a-half hours of sleep how did you never get dark circles? Does castor oil help with that too? Modi ji, you should do a press conference and tell us how you manage with that? Millennials binge on Netflix through the night and then struggle to get to work. This topic definitely warrants a press conference.
Raaz kya hai, Daya?
All Work and No Play?
Did you ever think about work-life balance? At least for the sake of your co-workers?And please don’t set a bad precedent. Everybody will watch this interview, even my boss. Reply to work mail till 11 pm and 4:30 am you have to be available again.
Was Vivek Oberoi the Right Choice?
We will soon see a biopic on you. But why didn’t you consider Akshay Kumar for the role? Or better still, why didn’t you consider acting? But Akshay Kumar is a Padma Shri and Vivek Oberoi isn’t, so you let Akshay interview you. Oh and that reminds me, when is Arnab Goswami getting a Padma Shri for the brilliant interview he did with no tough questions and no cross questioning? You said you check social media constantly.
PM Modi’s On-Point Picture Game
Well, social media is a big thing and so are those pictures on social media. I also take 20 selfies until I get the perfect upload-worthy selfie and then put five filters and use #nofilter. But tell me, do you select your pictures or do you instruct someone to select pictures for social media? I have noticed you also prefer your left profile like me and Karan Johar.
Be Honest, Please?
Let’s come to our favourite topic - chai. I like my chai perfect. But do you like ginger or cardamom? Water’s not free but if you make chai free you’ll get a lot of good wishes. I am sure you must have broken some chai cups? Right? Right? Did you ever use salt instead of sugar in your chai?
Hugs and Handshakes That Can’t Be Missed
Sir, you meet so many leaders - Trump, Shinzo Abe Putin, Saudi’s Prince and with Obama you have a very friendly relationship. Has it ever happened that these people said something and you didn’t understand? And has anyone every commented on your awkward handshakes and hugs? And in a 70-minute interview, how come you didn’t hug Akshay even once? Scared of Twinkle Khanna?Not fair, your hugs show the warmth.
Let’s Talk Cinema and BFFs...
You said Paa was the last movie you watched with Amitabh Bachchan. And what about your appreciation of the film Uri? Did you appreciate it without watching? And you are right, it’s fun to crack jokes with your friends. So who is your BFF in your cabinet?
Now thank you so much that you cleared that you see creativity in all the memes. Will you ever tell your fans to just chill and not take memes too seriously? You don’t get angry but on Twitter your fans get really angry. Please give them some anger management lessons? Like for instance, that they don’t troll me for this video. We are also having fun… just like you.