Disappointing that my citizenship issue is dragged into needless controversy: Akshay Kumar

MUMBAI : After hogging headlines for not casting his vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Akshay Kumar on Friday issued a statement regarding his Canadian citizenship which many speculated was the reason behind his absence at the polling booth.

The Kesari actor took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”