Mumbai, Nov. 5 -- Saif Ali Khan and his actor-wife Kareena Kapoor Khan were recently in the company of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a freewheeling chat, Saif shares his experience of meeting the PM, the reason behind his absence from social media, and why people often perceive celebrities incorrectly.
How was the experience of meeting PM Modi?
I found Narendra Modi to be glamorous. He was amazing, and it was wonderful meeting him. It's not every day that you get to meet the leader of your country, who is so humble and down-to-earth. He gave a wonderful speech, and he has my full support.
Your open letter on Love Jehad became quite popular on the Internet.
Popularity on the Internet goes up and down; you have to be careful. But that letter was from the heart and something I really meant. I don't think religion is that important. How does it matter if you are a Hindu or a Muslim?
Why do you stay away from social media?
I am not on Twitter because I don't have things to say all the time, but I might change my mind one day. I feel that with so much going on, it might be important to tap into that medium and give your own versions of things when you have to. Social media can be important, but it can also be very frivolous.
So, if this was your chance to make a clarification, what would you like to clarify?
I am just saying that generally, an artiste is perceived through his or her interview. If you write it the right way, I sound great, but if you write it the wrong way, I will sound like a fool. Often, we are made out to be the trouble-makers.