Not Akshay Kumar but AR Rahman was offered Canadian citizenship and he refused. Here’s why!

After his apolitical interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Akshay Kumar became the target of trolls, especially after he failed to show up to vote.

It was in 2017, Akshay had revealed to Times Now that he had received honorary citizenship from the Canadian government, and it is “something he can be proud of”.

However, it is said that a person with honorary Canadian citizenship does not need to change their passport. But, Akshay Kumar in his recent tweet mentioned that he holds a Canadian passport. This left the public puzzled.

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What else? According to the public list of people who have received honorary citizenship from the Canadian government, does not bear the name Akshay Kumar.

The list includes Raoul Wallenberg (1985 Posthumous), Nelson Mandela (2001), Tenzin Gyatso – The Dalai Lama (2006), Aung San Suu Kyi (2007, but revoked in 2018), Karim Aga Khan IV (2010) and Malala Yousafzai ( 2014).

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Additionally, a Vancouver Observer article, dated September 2, 2012, alleges that Akshay Kumar was granted Canadian citizenship within weeks of applying.

“Although the majority of these cases have been resolved thanks to Bill C-37 of 2009, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, some people wait years to receive the same citizenship papers as others – like the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar – got on schedule. weeks,” reads the article.

Canadian citizenship of Ajshay Kumar.

In the meantime, did you know that AR Rahman was offered Canadian citizenship by a mayor, but he declined the offer calling India his homeland.

Rahman was in Toronto for a concert when the incident happened.