Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview with actor Akshay Kumar seemed to have made Twinkle Khanna resort to her old witty ways.
Mumbai: Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna on Wednesday reacted to her actor-husband Akshay Kumar's interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Khanna often posts rather caustic jibes towards the Prime Minister on her social media handles and it seems that he was well aware of that.
Modi spoke to the Khiladi actor on Tuesday in a "candid and completely non political" conversation where he also took credit for maintaining peace in the Kumar-Khanna household. During his interaction with PM Modi, Akshay Kumar asked him if he actively follows people and their conversations on Twitter. To which, PM Modi replied, "Main aapka bhi Twitter dekhta hoon aur Twinkle Khanna ji ka Twitter dekhta hoon. Kabhi Kabhi toh mujhe lagta hai ki vo mere upar gussa nikaalti hai Twitter pe, toh uske kaaran aapke parivaarik jeevan mein badi shaanti rehti hogi. Unka pura gussa mujpe nikal jaata hoga, isliye aapko araam rehta hoga. Toh is prakaar se main aapke kaam aaya hoon. (I look at your Twitter and Twinkle Khanna ji's Twitter too. Sometimes I feel since she vents all her anger on me on Twitter, your domestic life must be peaceful. So this is how I have been of use to you.)"
His comment had the Twitterati in splits and the joke was not lost on the witty Mrs Funnybones. She tweeted that she was rather pleased that Modi's comments showed that the Prime Minister was not oblivious to her existence. She wrote: "I have a rather positive way of looking at this. Not only is the Prime Minister aware that I exist, but he actually reads my work."
I have a rather positive way of looking at this-Not only is the Prime Minister aware that I exist but he actually reads my work :) 🙏 https://t.co/Pkk4tKEVHm— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 24, 2019
An avid social media user, Twinkle, in 2017, had criticised the Modi government for imposing hefty taxes on sanitary pads.
During the interview, Modi also revealed that he met Twinkle's grandfather Chunnibhai Kapadia many years ago. Citing the incident, PM Modi said, "Gujarat mein ek bohot bada akaal (drought) padha tha, toh hum log kuch na kuch samaajik kaam karte the. Usmein hum butter milk ke kendra chalaate thay (During a severe drought in Gujarat, some of us would do some social work. We would run a buttermilk centre)."
He added that a renowned sweetshop owner made Chunnibhai meet Modi during one of the programmes in Mumbai. "Unhone donation diya tha aur humne chaach kendra shuru kiye thay bohot badi matra mein. Toh us samay meri unki nanaji se mulaqat hui thi. Kaafi baatein huin thi unke saath (He had donated money and we began running a chaach centre. Back then I met her grandfather. We spoke quite a lot)," said PM Modi.
Twinkle, known for her liberal views on Twitter and her column in a daily, has often spoken about her political ideology being different from husband Akshay Kumar's.
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Last Updated Apr 24, 2019, 5:04 PM IST