New Delhi: Amid the heat of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, in a ‘non-political’ interaction with actor Akshay Kumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about several aspects of his life including his family, his take on money, his journey to becoming the PM, friends in Opposition, his nature and sleeping routine among many others.
The interaction for ANI took place at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.
When Akshay Kumar asked Modi, if he has friends in the Opposition, Modi said he has several friends with whom he meets and celebrates several times throughout the year.
He said he is friendly with senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. He also added that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sends him ‘kurta’ and sweets throughout the year, despite being in the Opposition. Modi also added that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also sends sweets every year.
When Akshay Kumar asked Modi if he misses and wants to live with his family, Modi said he has become detached from his family as he left behind everything at a very young age.
“I left everything at a young age, so I’m detached from my family. I’ve been staying away from my family from a young age. Also, I don’t find the time to spend with family,” he added.
During the interaction, Modi said his sleeping time is merely three to four hours a day. He said even former US President Barack Obama, who is a very good friend of his, asked him repeatedly to increase his sleeping hours as lack of sleep would harm his health. But Modi asserted that it has become his body cycle and he completes his sleep within those few hours.
On his journey to becoming the Prime Minister, Modi said the thought never crossed his mind. He said his family background has been completely different and it was least likely that he would become a Prime Minister.
Modi asserted that his first bank account was opened when he became an MLA. He finds no use for money and had earlier given Rs 21 lakh to the children of his staff.
Modi said he never gets angry as he believes that anger brings forth negativity. “I do not express my anger as it leads to negativity. I am strict and disciplined but I do not get angry or insult any person. If something unpleasant happens, then I write about it on a piece of paper and then tear that paper. I repeat the process again till the time I calm down. By doing this, I feel that I have vented out my anger, in the end, I tear that away,” Modi said.