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Akshay Kumar on his Canadian passport, why he isn’t an Indian citizen yet: ‘I applied for it but pandemic happened’

Akshay Kumar, the face of Hindi cinema’s nationalism of current instances, doesn’t have an Indian passport but and the actor factors the rationale to the coronavirus pandemic which had obtained the world to a halt. In 2019, following an argument over his citizenship, Akshay Kumar had mentioned that he would substitute his Canadian passport with an Indian one.

During the most recent version of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, when requested in regards to the standing of his passport, Kumar mentioned he knew he could be requested this query. “Having a Canadian passport doesn’t say I’m any much less of an Indian. I’m very a lot Indian. I obtained my passport could also be 9 years in the past. I don’t wish to get into the rationale, why, what occurred, my movies weren’t doing properly and blah, blah.

“Yes I had said that in 2019. Then I applied for it, but then after that pandemic happened and everything was shut for two and a half years. I have received my renounce letter and very soon my passport will be coming,” the actor mentioned.

Akshay had earlier opened up about his citizenship and mentioned he feels harm if folks query his love for the nation. The actor is commonly ridiculed by being referred to as “Canadian Kumar”.

“I feel sad that people have stuck to this point that I have to show my passport to prove that I’m an Indian. It hurts me. So I don’t want to give anyone an opportunity and so I have applied for it,” Akshay had mentioned in 2019.

This yr, the actor delivered 4 consecutive flops including to a largely boring yr that Bollywood has witnessed on the field workplace. Akshay mentioned it’s time to dismantle every little thing and start once more.

Akshay, who in keeping with a number of trade sources is the very best paid Bollywood actor, mentioned even he has slashed his charge right now. “I have to reduce my price by at least 30-40 percent…. It is recession time also; we have to understand the pain of the audience. They also have a limited amount of money to spend on entertainment. Everything has to change.”

This yr, Akshay was seen on the massive display in  Bachchhan Paandey, Samrat Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu, all field workplace duds.



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