It’s coincidental: Akshay Kumar on films reflecting Govt initiatives

NEW DELHI: From his style of eating mangoes to doing films closely reflecting Modi Government’s pet projects, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Tuesday faced a number of questions, ranging from interesting to bizarre, at a press event of his latest film “Mission Mangal” here.

A journalist asked about the trend on social media about the connection between the films he was doing and the projects that were being implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

But before he could reply, another question came his way, asking about his role in (the revoking of) Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Let me first answer the lady’s question,” Akshay said but was interrupted a second time with a question alluding to his interview with Modi in April.

“Please also tell us how you eat mangoes,” the journalist asked.

“I’ll tell you,” Akshay said as he proceeded to answer the first question.

“Modi sir did Swachh Bharat in 2014, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ came in 2017. So, you are wrong,” he said. The Chandrayaan project has been in development since 2015 and we started shooting ‘Mission Mangal’ in December 2018. So, even that is not possible. This is all coincidental,” the actor said. (AGENCIES)