Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a heart to heart with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar in a "non-political" interview where he shared anecdotes from his personal life. In an interview with ANI, 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar gave a hypothetical situation to Prime Minister Modi and asked him his three wishes if he get Aladdin's Lamp. The Prime Minister said:
"See, if I get 'Aladdin ka Chirag' which has magical powers then I would ask all the educationalist to stop reciting the story of 'Aladdin ka Chirag'. People should be taught to work hard. The significance is of hard work and not laziness."
'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar asked PM Modi about "how he controls his anger?" Prime Minister Modi said that 'people often get shock when they hear that I don't get angry'.
"People express surprise when they get to know that I never feel angry. Happiness and anger is part of life. Everyone experiences these emotions. During the crucial year of my life, the time I was 18-22 years, I received training in which I learnt that God has given us everything. It is up to us to decide how we can move forward by focusing on good. Things that bring negativity should be disposed. From being a Chaprasi to Principal Secretary, I never got a chance to express anger".
Host Akshay Kumar goes on to state "I have heard that you are a strict person". To this the Prime Minister replies:
"Being strict is different. I am strict and disciplined. I never insult anyone to get my work done but motivate that person. In this way, I am learning and teaching at the same time".
After 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar revealed that he uses a punching bag to blurt out his anger or goes to a quiet beach and shout aloud, Prime Minister Modi also shared how he used to tackle his anger as an 18-year-old.
"I feel angry but I control myself to express it. To let the anger out, I have a different way which for the mental state. I had developed this habit. If there was an incident that made me angry I would sit alone and write the entire episode on pages. What I did, what happened, why? I never used to justify anything. Then I would tear up the pages and throw it away. If again the same incident bothered me, then I would repeat the process. Through this I would identify my mistakes. I trained myself this way"