18 July, New Delhi
In an innovative way to promote his upcoming movie ‘Madaari,’ actor Irrfan Khan has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.
The actor, who is playing a common man in film Madaari, has recently interviewed former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.Irrfan on Twitter sent requests to Modi, Gandhi and Kejriwal.’Madaari’ is inspired by a true event that took place during the construction of an overhead Metro bridge on the Andheri-Kurla Road in suburban Mumbai.
The actor wrote, “Desh ka Ek Aam nagrik hoon. Aapse milke kuch sawaal pochnay the. (I am an ordinary citizen of the country. Wish to meet you and ask a few questions). Can I meet you?”After his tweet, the Prime Minister’s office replied, “the PM is busy with the upcoming session of Parliament from Monday” and requested him to send in a letter.
Kejriwal responded within few hours of the request and agreed to meet at Delhi CMO on Tuesday at 1100 hrs.Mr Gandhi replied, “@irrfan_k Happy to meet. Pl DM your number.”Directed by Nishikant Kamat, the movie is slated to release on July 22.