Vishal Bhardwaj questions Akshay Kumar’s Canadian citizenship; asks, “Why did he leave Indian citizenship?”

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Akshay Kumar has been constantly asked to prove his loyalty towards his country. He is more often trolled on social media for holding Canadian citizenship. Well, now filmmaker and music composer Vishal Bhardwaj has questioned Akshay’s citizenship.

In an interview with The Quint, when Bhardwaj was asked about the different ideologies of Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna, he said that Akshay and Twinkle’s talk surprise him a lot. “Staying under the same roof with two different ideologies is praiseworthy. And both have different citizenship. One is a Canadian citizen and one is from India. And it is amazing what both of them are doing,” he said.

He also asked why Akshay gave up his Indian citizenship. He further said, “I think he (Akshay) has been ruling the box office for the last 20-25-30 years. So people should know about it. A Canadian citizen is interviewing our PM, so the citizens of the country have the right to know when he has left his Indian citizenship.”

Last year, Akshay Kumar said at an event that he has decided to give up his Canadian citizenship and has applied for an Indian passport. He said, “I am an Indian and it hurts me that I am asked to prove that every time. My wife, my children are Indian. I pay my taxes here and my life is here.”

Till now Akshay has not yet responded to Vishal Bhardwaj’s statement.

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