Akshay Kumar is known as Canada Kumar. He is repeatedly trolled by pronouncing this name. However, Akshay pays the highest tax every year. In 2019, Akshay learned that he had Canadian citizenship and therefore did not vote in the Lok Sabha elections. The actor had also confided that he also had Canadian citizenship because he wanted to work by settling in Canada when his films were not working. Recently on Koffee With Karan 7, when Karan asked Akshay what he was talking about, he said people write about Canada, which I’m not interested in.
Now speaking to Lallantop, Akshay said: “Years ago my movie wasn’t doing well. About 14-15 movies didn’t work, so I felt I had to work somewhere else. A friend of mine who lives in Canada asked me to change jobs. Many people settled there to work and they were Indians. So I also felt that if luck wasn’t backing me up, I had to do something. I went there and applied for citizenship and got it.
Akshay recounted that after that he changed his mind again and came to try his luck again in India. He said, ‘I have a passport and what is a passport. It is a document from which you move from one country to another. Listen, I’m Indian, I pay all my taxes. I have a choice that I can pay there too. But I have to do for my country. I work in my country. Lots of people say a lot. I would like to tell these people that I am an Indian and always will be.
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Let us tell you, there are a lot of comments about Akshay’s citizenship, but the actor applied for an Indian passport. At the Hindustan Times leadership summit, Akshay said: I applied for an Indian passport. I’m Indian and it hurts when I have to prove it over and over again.