Actor Akshay Kumar, who earlier had Canadian citizenship, has opened up about why he had opted for it within the first place. Speaking with news company ANI, Akshay revealed that he took the step as a result of his movies ‘weren’t doing effectively at one time’ and he gave 13 to 14 flops”. Akshay often faced criticism over his Canadian citizenship. On Independence Day this year, the actor had announced that he was now an Indian citizen. (Also Read | Akshay Kumar gets Indian citizenship, shares proof on Twitter)
Akshay on changing into a Canadian
Akshay advised ANI, “I grew to become a Canadian as a result of my movies weren’t doing effectively at one time and I gave 13 to 14 flop movies. At that point, my buddy used to stay in Canada and he mentioned you come right here and we are going to work on one thing. My buddy had provided me that we might do cargo enterprise collectively. I mentioned okay my movies are additionally not going effectively and an individual has to work, irrespective of the place he’s. When I began residing in Toronto, I received a Canadian passport. In between that, two movies had been left for launch. After the 2 motion pictures received launched it grew to become an enormous superhit. I advised him that I used to be going again. Then I received extra movies and reached right here at present. But I by no means thought individuals received a maintain of it, it was only a journey doc. I simply pay my taxes, and I’m the very best taxpayer.”
Akshay on Indian citizenship
Speaking on getting Indian citizenship, he said, “For 9 to 10 years I did not go there. It’s a really good place and one among my finest mates is there. I made a decision that I ought to take my citizenship. It was only a coincidence that I had acquired a letter on fifteenth August that I had received citizenship. But it isn’t only a passport, it’s your thoughts, it’s your coronary heart, it is your soul that must be Indian. What is the purpose if I do have an Indian passport however my soul thoughts and coronary heart usually are not Indian?”
Akshay got Indian citizenship this year
Earlier, Akshay had shared a picture of his official government documents, proving that he has finally got his Indian citizenship. “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani (Heart and citizenship, each Indian). Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind,” Akshay had captioned the post.
Akshay had spoken about backlash in 2019
Akshay has faced a lot of criticism on social media platforms for holding Canadian citizenship in the past. In 2019, after receiving backlash for his Canadian citizenship, Akshay issued a statement on his official X (formerly known as Twitter) account, stating that he does not understand the negativity around the subject.
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