Akshay Kumar has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Ever since he has taken the PM Narendra Modi’s ‘not so political’ interview, he has become the subject of trolling and a murky political pawn. Apparently, the Kesari actor cannot vote in India, owing to his Canadian Citizenship. In spite of that, his political involvement with the ruling party has enraged his fans and they are leaving no stone unturned to prove the man wrong.
After rising speculations on the subject, Akshay clarifying his stance on the subject and in his defense had posted on Twitter claiming that he hasn’t visited Canada in the last 7 years. He posted an official statement on Twitter that reads:
“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.”
After this tweet, first, his old video started to surface on the internet in which he can be seen calling Canada his home. His exacts words in the video were:
“I must tell you one thing, ‘This is my home. Toronto is my home.’ After I retire from this industry, I’m going to come back here and stay here.”
And now, a fan has provided proof of Akshay’s visit to Canada 5 Years ago. The Twitter user called Kumar a ‘shameless compulsive liar’ and tweeted:
Have a closer look:
In the photos presented above, one can see Akshay attending a wedding in Toronto on March 9 2014. This tweet obviously got negative reactions. Some of the tweets that followed are:
Pramod @aumpramod: “@akshaykumar You should not have lied @akshaykumar SHAME.”
Abhik Das @abhikd3: “Was just trying to show him what he is. And what kind of double standard people they are.”
It wasn’t a one-sided war, Akshay enjoys a huge huge fandom in the country and so, there were people too who defended him for his contribution, as an actor, as a human being. Here’s what some of them read:
Pradip Basak @masterpradip: “Before calling him shameless try to match his success and contribution to the society. @abhikd3 No need to argue with these people because you and I at least need logic to do it.” Chowkidar Ashish Jain
@jainashish1311: “@akshaykumar He told for personal reasons. He might went their to attend some function i might be different story. वैसे शब्द पकड़ना है तो अपने नेता के पकड़ो… जो झूट की इमारत है।”
Well, going by the viral news it has become, it doesn’t look like this is die down soon. What do you think? Tell us in the comments.