Akshay Kumar interviews Narendra Modi: 'Non-political' interaction between actor, PM set to air 24 April

Akshay Kumar tweeted a short teaser clip from the interview conducted in the lawns of PM Modi's residence in 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

FP Staff April 23, 2019 21:09:50 IST
Akshay Kumar interviews Narendra Modi: 'Non-political' interaction between actor, PM set to air 24 April

After a cryptic tweet from Akshay Kumar led to speculation about him potentially contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bollywood star has clarified that he was in fact referring to his interview of PM Narendra Modi for the press agency, ANI.

Kumar tweeted a short teaser clip from the interview conducted on the lawns of PM Modi's residence in 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. ANI later confirmed the full version of interview will be released on Wednesday at 9AM.

Many speculated that Kumar had decided to take the political plunge on a BJP ticket, much like his co-star Urmilla Matondkar did when she joined the Congress a few weeks ago. The actor, however, confirmed he was not contesting elections but was "grateful for all the interest.' 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

Narendra Modi, in March earlier this year, had appealed to several Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, to increase voting awareness. He urged them to creatively inspire more people to come out and vote during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Akshay Kumar tweeted with a dialogue from his movie, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, to urge citizens' participation in the upcoming elections. Agreeing to PM Modi's appeal, Akshay said that the voting has to be a “superhit prem katha” between the nation and its voters.

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