The controversy surrounding Akshay Kumar’s Canadian citizen is likely to end soon. At the Hindustan Times leadership summit in Delhi on Friday Akshay Kumar came clean on the issue for the first time.
When asked if it bothered him when people questioned his nationalism because of his Canadian passpost, Akshay said the matter dates back to many years ago when he had a 14-15 flops in a row. “I did this because I feared ki Bollywood mein mera career shayad khatam ho gaya. However, as luck would have it, my 15th film became a hit. And then I never looked back.
Lekin maine kabhi nahi socha ki main passport ko badlu. But now let me tell you that I have applied for (Indian passport).
This is because mujhe bahut dukh hota hai ki log yeh cheez pakad ke baith jaate hai. Main Hindustani hoon yeh dikhane ke liye mujhe ek choti si copy dikhani padegi aur woh hai mera passport. This hurts me. Isliye, main kisi ko mauka nahi dena chahta hoon. So yeah, I have applied for Indian citizenship and I’ll soon be getting my passport.”
Akshay went on to point out that his wife and children held Indian passports and that if he intended to move to Canada his wife and family too would have applied for Canadian citizenship
The Indian passport ends the long-nursed controversy about Akshay’s dual nationality.