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Alia asked me some political questions and I used them for Non-Political interview of the PM: Akshay

25, Apr 2019 By Santosh Pradhan

New Delhi. Bollywood’s love affair with Prime Minister Narendra Modi just got a tiny bit tender. Days after the Election Commission banned the screening of a biopic on him, arguing it could skew the playing field, Modi sprang a Bollywood-laced strategic surprise on the nation.

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It came in the form of a 60-minute-long “interview” with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and it was labeled as a non-political interview with the PM. In an age where every Indian talks or debate about politics it is difficult to get non-political questions. But Alia Bhatt came to the rescue here. Sometime back Akshay and Alia were discussing some political happenings in the country and Alia asked him some important questions. When Akshay thought of the questions they made no sense to him, at least no political sense.

This was when he got the idea of using these questions for the interview of the PM. Alia’s questions were having no relation whatsoever with politics, in fact, Akshay has a recording of that discussion and nothing that Alia said made any political sense so it was apt that those questions be used for the non-political interview of the PM.

Akshay has promised that if given a chance again he will also try to take questions from Uday Chopra, Tusshar Kapoor, and Bobby Deol.