Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Irrfan Khan (right). (Photo: The Quint)

PM Modi’s Sarkaari Response to Irrfan Khan’s Request for a Meeting

Actor Irrfan Khan sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Twitter and got the response most people get at a government office. He was asked to write a letter to the Prime Minister’s office as Modi was ‘too busy’ with the upcoming monsoon session in Parliament.

While Irrfan Khan’s tweets could easily be considered as a promotional gimmick, Modi’s response is not completely unexpected.

Ahead of the release of his film Madaari, the critically acclaimed actor has sought meetings with Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Congress party.

Kejriwal will meet Khan on Tuesday whereas Gandhi has asked Khan to Direct Message his phone number to his Twitter handle.

Khan posed the same question to all three. This is how the Twitter exchange panned out:

Arvind Kejriwal

Rahul Gandhi

This won’t be Khan’s first time interviewing a politician. He is one of the few people who can claim to have taken a selfie with Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The picture from 7 July 2016 is captioned “Bawaal Bihar main, Bawaal logoon ke saath, Bawaal selfie !!! Lalu Prasad Yadav”. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IrrfanKhan/photos/a.1600088546902694.1073741828.1593420754236140/1746934245551456/?type=3&amp;theater">Facebook/Irrfan Khan</a>)
The picture from 7 July 2016 is captioned “Bawaal Bihar main, Bawaal logoon ke saath, Bawaal selfie !!! Lalu Prasad Yadav”. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Irrfan Khan)