Anupam Kher does not mind being called a 'chamcha' (stooge) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to PTI, the Bollywood actor also said, "Why can't our children chant slogans in admiration of our Prime Minister in schools? As children, we used to chant slogans for Lal Bahadur Shastri in our schools. What is the problem?"

"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," he told Rajat Sharma in 'Aap Ki Adalat' on India TV.

The 61-year-old actor said opponents are determined to find loopholes in Modi's work even as the PM is working relentlessly to "enhance the country's image in the world". However, Kher ruled out joining politics saying he valued his personal freedom more than joining a particular political party.

The headline of this story has been updated at 8.40 pm.