In a candid interview with actor Akshay Kumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened up about a range of interesting facts about himself. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday morning sat down for a non-political chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. From asking him if he likes mangoes, why he sleeps for only 3.5 hours to whether he misses his mother as he stays away from her to serve the nation, Akshay had a heart-to-heart conversation with PM Modi.
Here are the top quotes from the interview:
1. I never thought I’d become the Prime Minister. A common person doesn’t think that. The kind of background I come from, even if I got a simple job, my mother would have been distributing ladoos to neighbours.
2. I wanted to join the army and serve my country. During the 1962 war I used to see soldiers boarding the train at Mehsana station. I was inspired by their sacrifices.
3. I never had a bank account earlier. When I was in school, people from Dena Bank came and gave us a piggy bank. I never had enough money. Later, the bank officials tracked me and they wanted to close the account due to inactivity. Thirty-two years later, they told me I had an account since childhood. When I became chief minister, salary used to get credited. I told them I wanted to give away the money, they tried to dissuade me, saying I had cases against me and I might need it, but I insisted I wanted to give Rs. 21 lakh from the bank account to people in need.
4. I was quite a wanderer. I found answers to my own questions. I have been on my own since I was very young. That led to a feeling of detachment. Later, even if I called my mother to live with me, she wanted to spend time in her village. Also, I didn’t get enough time to spend with her.
5. I don’t get angry easily. But it’s a part of human nature. These are emotions that just spread negativity. Right from the time I began my career, I have never had an opportunity to express anger. There’s a difference between anger and being strict. You just have to ensure discipline at times.
6. Whenever I got overwhelmed with emotions, I would write it all on a paper. Then I would analyse it. This helped me realise my own mistakes. But of course I no longer have that much time. This is how I trained myself to respond to situations.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are being held in seven phases. The results of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be announced on May 23. Voting in the first phase was conducted on April 11. The seven phases will cover a total of 543 constituencies.
What do you think about this? Tell us in the comments section and stay connected with Awaaznation for all updates.