Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar revealed that he has applied for an Indian passport saying that he is constantly asked to prove his loyalty towards his nation
Akshay Kumar, who is seen promoting Indian culture, government programs, never misses to show his love for his country through his social media posts and patriotic movies. He recently announced at an event that he has decided to give up his Canadian citizenship and that he's applied for an Indian passport.
He also added that he is saddened by the fact that he is constantly asked to prove his loyalty towards his nation and that he is an Indian.
The actor at an event said, "I have now applied for the Indian passport and it hurts me when I am asked to prove that every time. My wife, my children are Indians. I pay my taxes here and my life is here."
Akshay also narrated the story on how he got a Canadian passport. He said, "There was a time when I had 14 flops in a row and I was wondering what to do. One of my closest friends who stays in Canada invited me there and said 'we will work together'. I started the process to get a Canadian passport because I felt my career was finished and I won't get more work here. But my 15th film worked and I never looked back. I never thought of changing my passport. That doesn't make me any less Indian."
Before 2019 Lok Sabha election, Akshay was seen doing a candid interview with PM Modi which went viral and was one of the most talked-about videos of the year. But whenever he tweets about his love for India, he is trolled for not holding an Indian passport.
Many have come forward supporting him saying that he has done so much for India enlightening people with many government policies. Also, he is one of the highest tax payers from the film industry.
We hope Akshay Kumar gets his Indian passport soon.
Last Updated 12:22 PM IST