Akshay Kumar applies for Indian passport, fans react

Since his citizenship has created a controversy, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar Friday said that he would replace his Canadian passport with an Indian one.

Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, he said, “I have now applied for it because I feel sad that people have stuck to this point that I have to show my passport to prove that I’m an Indian. It hurts me. So I don’t want to give anyone an opportunity and so I have applied for it.”

He added: “My wife (Twinkle Khanna) is Indian and my son (Aarav) is Indian. Everyone in my family is Indian. I pay all my taxes here. My life is here but some people want to say something, so it’s ok.”

Following his announcement, his fans have commented that now Akshay haters have nothing to say against him. In an earlier post, Akshay wrote, “I really don’t understand the unwarranted interest and negativity about my citizenship. I have never hidden or denied that I hold a Canadian passport. It is also equally true that I have not visited Canada in the last seven years.”

“While all these years, I have never needed to prove my love for India to anyone, I find it disappointing that my citizenship issue is constantly dragged into needless controversy, a matter that is personal, legal, non-political, and of no consequence to others.I would like to continue contributing in my small way to the causes that I believe in and make India stronger and stronger.”

Akshay will be next seen in Raj Mehta’s ‘Good Newwz’ co-starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. The story of the film revolves around two married couples and their journey of love.