I have not divided Bollywood: Narendra Modi

Apr 23, 2014, 08:25 IST | Agencies

New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday refuted allegations that Bollywood was getting divided because of him.

Narendra Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. File pic

"I am not very familiar with Bollywood. I did meet some people after I became chief minister but that was purely for occupational reasons, though everybody is entitled to their views," Modi told ABP News in an interview.

Last week, an appeal by some Bollywood artistes asking people to vote for a secular candidate created a controversy as supporters of Modi rejected the view, revealing the fissures in the film industry.

Stating that he does not get any time to watch Bollywood movies, Modi said that in the last decade, he had seen only three films.

"I have seen 'Paa', 'A Wednesday' and a film on Swami Vivekananda in the last 10 years," Modi said, admitting that the film on Vivekananda was "very good" and had an inspiring message for the youth.

On his daily routine, Modi said he wakes up at 5 am and sleeps for only about three and a half hours a day.

"I am a workaholic and can't sit idle. I have to keep on doing something or the other. For me, my work is the best form of relaxation," he said.

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