Asaduddin Owaisi has hit out at Bollywood star Akshay Kumar over the actor's interview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing a speech at Mumbai's Bhiwandi, Owaisi mocked the interview, the interviewer, the interviewee as well as the interview questions.
Owaisi said, "He (Modi) gave an interview to an actor. All his anchors - they weren't acting properly so he said 'let me bring proper actors.'"
The Lok Sabha MP continued, "So he brought an actual actor and what does he (Kumar) ask: 'do you cut up mangoes before eating?'"
He proceeded to direct a parting shot at Akshay Kumar referencing NaMo TV:
"He (Akshay Kumar) should be made NaMo TV's anchor," Owaisi said proceeding to mock the Prime Minister some more.
Akshay Kumar's 'non-political interview' with the Prime Minister had created numerous headlines, both for its content as well as for Opposition parties' response, though none had attacked Akshay Kumar directly till Owaisi entered the fray.
The interview had indeed started with a question about mangoes and also contained a number of other questions that hadn't yet been asked to PM Modi, but resulted in some quite stunning revelations and insights, including PM Modi revealing that despite their heated political rivalry, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee still sent him handpicked kurtas as well as Bengali sweets each year, among others.
The Congress response was to hit out at PM Modi. Reacting to the interview, Randeep Surjewala said: "Akshay Kumar ji is a great actor and we like him. He is a very successful actor. An unsuccessful politician who has decimated India's economy, who has decimated India's jobs, who has made life hell for India's farmers and the poor, is now trying to become a better actor than Akshay Kumar ji."
"It seems a failed politician who is about to be rejected on May 23, 2019, is looking for an alternative employment avenue in Bollywood, but I don't think so, a failed politician like Modi ji will be a successful actor in Bollywood. Akshay Kumar will remain Akshay Kumar," Surjewala continued.