Akshay Kumar in his recent interview talked about the most controversial topic in his professional life ‘Canadian Citizenship’. The actor revealed the reason behind it.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar recently made headlines when he opened up about his Canadian citizenship and the reasons behind obtaining it. In an exclusive interview with ANI, the actor shed light on his journey, revealing that he had applied for Canadian citizenship during a challenging period in his career when he faced a series of film flops.
Akshay Kumar On His Canadian Citizenship
Akshay Kumar, known for his incredible acting prowess and diverse roles in the Indian film industry, disclosed, “I became a Canadian because my films were not doing well at one time, and I gave 13 to 14 flop films. At that time, my friend used to live in Canada and he said, ‘You come here, and we will work on something.'” It was during this time that he considered an alternate career path, one related to cargo business, with his friend. With his films facing setbacks, he saw an opportunity to explore other options and decided to make the move to Canada.
Upon settling in Toronto, Akshay Kumar eventually obtained Canadian citizenship. However, as fate would have it, his career took an unexpected turn. “After the two movies got released, it became a big superhit,” he explained, “I told him that I was going back. Then I got more films and reached here today. But I never thought people got a hold of it, it was just a travel document. I just pay my taxes, and I am the highest taxpayer.”
His return to the Indian film industry was marked by great success, solidifying his status as one of the most bankable and versatile actors in Bollywood. Akshay Kumar’s journey in the film industry has been nothing short of remarkable. He has delivered numerous hit films and garnered a massive fan following for his action-packed roles, comedy, and even social messages through his movies. His dedication and hard work have earned him the title of “Khiladi Kumar” and “Bollywood’s action hero.”
In 2019, he ventured into roles that showcased social issues with films like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Pad Man.” These movies not only entertained audiences but also brought important topics like sanitation and menstrual hygiene into the spotlight. Akshay Kumar is known for his philanthropic efforts and support for various causes.
On Indian Citizenship
Recently, on India’s Independence Day, the Khiladi Kumar revealed that he had formally regained his Indian citizenship, sharing government documents on his social media platforms with the caption, “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani (Heart and citizenship, both Indian). Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind.” This announcement was a heartwarming moment for his fans, reaffirming his strong connection to India and his commitment to his homeland.