He was questioned about his Indian citizenship to which he said, " I'm Indian.
Today, the actor spoke at some length about the controversy at the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, citing his poor box-office run some years ago for taking up Canadian citizenship.
"Gonna tell my kids this guy became patriot overnight after his canadian citizenship got exposed!" To this, the actor said that he avoids getting comfortable with any genre because then he will get categorized. "However, I don't want to give people opportunities which is why I have applied for an Indian passport". My wife, my children are Indian. My family all have Indian passports, I pay my taxes here, my whole life is here. Akshay Kumar captioned their post. The film will be released on Christmas this year. "Gold" is the fictional story of the India's iconic win at the 1948 London Olympics, featuring stars Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor and Vineet Kumar Singh.
Kumar also explained why he obtained a Canadian passport in the first place. He said, 'There was a time when 14 of my films had flopped and then I started feeling that I have to do something else for livelihood. However, when his 15th film fared well, the actor refused to look back and chose to stay where he was.
"There was a time when I had 14 flops in a row and I was wondering what to do". He was helped by a friend based in Canada who asked him to apply for Canada Passport so that the two can work together and shape Akki's career.
Kumar, who is deemed as the world's fourth highest-paid actor, has been a part of the Indian film industry for over three decades. I never thought of changing my passport.
Pepping up our drooping moods early this week, the makers of Raj Mehta-directorial Good Newwz, starring actors Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh, dropped the much-awaited song Sauda Khara Khara and fans couldn't help but get up instantly to shake a leg.
The makers of Good Newwz dropped the trailer of the film recently which was received as the biggest goof-up of the day.