The interview between Akshay Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 was the buzz of the town. The one issue that raised eyebrows was Akshay’s inquiry into the PM’s mango eating habits, among other things.
The topic sparked a wave of memes on social media, and a clip from The Kapil Sharma Show with Akshay Kumar and Kapil Sharma discussing the notorious “mango” question recently went viral.
In the video, Akshay can be seen pulling Kapil’s leg for using Archana’s name to ask inquiries. Kapil immediately reminded Akshay about his query to Prime Minister Modi regarding mangoes.
“Main aapki ek interview dekhi, aap ek bahut bade politician ka interview kar rahe they main naam nahin loonga,” the comedian remarked. ‘Mere driver ka bachchan pooch raha hai ki aap aam choos ke khaate hain?’ aap unse pooch rahe they (I observed your interview with a well-known politician.) I’m not going to name him. But you asked him, ‘My driver’s son is interested in your mango eating habits?’)
Because Kapil failed to name the politician he was referring to, Akshay challenged him to do so. “Agar asli banda hai toh naam le (If you are a real man, take his name),” he even said.
Surprisingly, the clip was not included in the final cut of the show that aired on TV or is available to stream on the Sony LIV app. Kapil Sharma posted it on his YouTube account as part of an unedited segment.
The video has gone viral on social media, with many praising Kapil Sharma for reminding Akshay about the issue and mocking the actor for posing such a challenge to the comedian.
“Do not miss the finale, Akshay attempting to hide his parabola-shaped spine by asking Kapil, ‘Asli banda hai toh naam le,'” one user said. “The gall to remark “asli banda hai toh,” wrote another.
“However, the manner he rendered Akshay speechless was funny!” said another. Faced with tears of delight, Akshay typically has something in his sleeve to rebut, but even he was dumbfounded this time.”
Check out the video and some of the replies after the jump:
When questioned about how much study went into compiling questions for PM Modi at the India Today Conclave in 2019, Akshay answered, “How much research do you think goes into asking about aam?” There was no research conducted. “I asked anything came to mind at the time.”
“I am not the kind of guy who asks scripted questions,” he added in defence of his lines of questioning to the Prime Minister. I asked him about aam in the same way that an interviewer may ask me about paratha. A Prime Minister can eat aam and make jokes; he is a normal man.”