Bollywood actor and BJP candidate Sunny Deol waves to the crowd during an election campaign road show at Dinanagar in the northern state of Punjab on May 2, 2019 [AP Photo/Channi Anand]

On April 23, just as India was commencing the third phase of its general elections, all major Indian TV channels aired an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The interviewеr, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, followed a familiar script: He immediately made it clear that he will not be asking “political questions”.

So as the country was voting in one of the most important elections of its history, embroiled in increasing political polarisation, growing social discontent and serious economic problems, the Indian prime minister was being interrogated about his penchant for

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