Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who recently faces heat over his Canadian citizenship has finally responded to the growing controversy.
The actor in his statement said he never denied having a Canadian passport. He also added that he didn’t visited the nation in past seven years.
Akshay Kumar finally breaks his silence
’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. I work in India, and pay all my taxes in India. 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 Kumar said in a statement.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 3, 2019
The controversy regarding Akshay’s citizenship emerged when netizens slammed the actor for not voting in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Recently, in a media interaction on the sidelines of Blank movie’s special screening in Mumbai on Tuesday, Akshay was asked about how he would react to the criticism over his absence from the polling booth. Akshay dismissed the matter by simply smiling and telling the reporter, “Chaliye Beta,” before walking off.
On the work front, Akshay was last seen in period-war film Kesari. He will next be seen in Good News releasing on December 27.