On Tuesday night, Akshay Kumar on Twitter declared that he had recorded a candid, informal and freewheeling chat with PM Narendra Modi which would give an insight into certain lesser known facts about him.
The interview went live at 9 AM on news agency ANI’s official site with multiple other publications also live streaming it.
Akshay Kumar chatted with the PM on a range of topics, none political, of course.
The conversation topics ranged from if the PM ate mangoes to if he has seen memes about himself online.
Twitter had a lot to say about the interview. Some tweets were funny. Others critical, while some showered praise.
So PM Modi had a long walk and entered his house. Akshay Kumar was already present and welcomed him for interview. Wait. Did Kumar trespass? xD#ModiWithAkshay
— Lovisha Darad (@LovishaDarad) April 24, 2019
Twitter remained critical of the interview. Some calling it “laughable” and “hilarious”.
Narendra Modi's interview by Akshay Kumar is hilariously overstuffed with self praise. Every question is being turned into an opportunity to set a narrative which hails the, now PM and once a pained struggler who lived out of a bag. Was wrong in expecting personal anecdotes
— Rounak Kumar Gunjan (@Rounak_T) April 24, 2019
Mad respect for you paaji: but the interview with Modi is laughable. It is clear what is happening and you have chosen to take part of it.
Never watching a movie of yours again – kithe Gaya Khalsa?
— Simar Singh (@akasimar) April 24, 2019
Akshay Kumar taking Modi’s “non-political” interview in vote session —- Seriously ? “Aap aam Khare hai kya?” , You have enough time to face these questions, but don’t have the guts to do a single press conference in 5 years ? @narendramodi @akshaykumar #AkshayKumar
— Logical Human (@Logicalhuman123) April 24, 2019
A Twitter user called the interview a plot to compensate after three phases.
Akshay Kumar brought in to ‘interview’ Modi is proof Modi has lost the plot after 3 phases of polls. Opposition parties must be alert on EVMs without which there is no hope for a second term for Modi. South ain’t compensating for lost grounds in North and West including Gujarat!
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) April 24, 2019