Actor Anupam Kher has replied to accusations that he is a Modi sycophant.

At a television show, he said this:

“I am better off being called a chamcha of Narendra Modi, than a ‘balti’ of somebody else.”

He further told journalist Rajat Sharma on his show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ on India TV,”They are using this word (chamcha) to put me on the defensive. I am a chamcha of thespian Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan too.”

“If you use the word ‘chamcha’ for admiration, then it is perfectly alright with me, because after a long time we now have a Prime Minister who has brought emotions in me for my country, a man whose career graph is not a fluke, a man who did not enter politics as part of any legacy.”

Watch the clip from the interview here: