Date: 2019-05-03 20:18:47
In the past days, Akshay Kumar wrapped himself in a controversy when he was not spotted at the polling booth for casting his vote in this Lok Sabha 2019 Election. Later, during the media interaction, he was asked about his absence from the reporter, to which he did not answer and walked off.
Apolitical Akshay Kumar's angry reaction when a reporter asked him reason for not casting his vote. pic.twitter.com/tlycPwWmDh— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) May 1, 2019
After his silence, Questions were raised about his nationality, as he is a Canadian passport holder.
To this, people on internet raised doubt about his patriotism towards the country and they even dig at him for making patriotic movies and… check out the comments below-
Sala duniya bhar ka "Hero giri" dikhata hai cinema mein aur yaha ek sawal se darta hai..— Soul of India (@iamtssh) May 1, 2019
Kya gajab ke chindichor log hai yeh..
As a Canadian citizen you can live in India, work here, pay taxes without visiting Canada and still remain a Canadian citizen. A luxury that I as an Indian don't have. If you didn't need to prove your love for India, why be embarrassed about holding a Canadian passport?— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) May 3, 2019
No one cares about your citizenship until you align yourself with fascists who distribute patriotism certificates to the others. Sonia Gandhi has voluntarily taken up Indian citizenship and she receives the most vile misogynist nonsense for being an “Italian” from those fascists.— Baba (@BabaGlocal) May 3, 2019
Akshay Kumar on Friday released a statement about the ongoing controversy. In his statement, he talks about his Canadian citizenship, he said:
"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."
In 2017, in an interview with Times Now, he had said that he is an 'honorary citizen' of Canada.
You bloody liar, Fake Nationalist, in 2017 you had said that you're honorary citizen of Canada, people should be proud of it.— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) May 3, 2019
Kuch bhi..Don't fool people. You can't be an honorary citizen of Canada as our constitution does not allow such an arrangement. You are either a citizen of India or not. There's no half way house in between. There are only 6 honorary citizens of Canada and you ain't one of them..— Soul of India (@iamtssh) May 2, 2019
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