Akshay Kumar finally opens up to all the criticism he faced for not voting.
Akshay Kumar has clarified on Twitter had he holds a Canadian passport. But the 51-year-old actor added that he works in India and pays taxes in India.
Everyone knows that Akshay Kumar is the new poster boy of patriotic movies. From the past few years, he has done ample films based on patriotism.
But the actor received criticism for not casting his vote during this election.
He was trolled on social media for being a Canadian citizen and allegedly called him a fake nationalist.
Now Akshay has released an official statement clarifying his Canadian citizenship. "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," said Akshay in the statement.
He added, "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 and non-political, and of no consequence to others. Lastly, I would like to continue contributing in my small way to the causes that I believe in and make India stronger and stronger."
Recently, during the screening of Blank, Akshay was asked the reason behind not voting in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. But the actor did not let the reporter finish his question and said, "Chaliye, Beta."
On April 29, Mumbai went to vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls. While most Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan cast their vote, Akshay Kumar was nowhere to be seen. Interestingly, his wife Twinkle Khanna shared her own poll selfie on Instagram, saying 'Vote India Vote'.
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