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Akshay Kumar donates Rs 1 crore to Odisha Chief Minister Relief Fund for Cyclone Fani victims

Amid Questions Being Raised Over His Citizenship Status, Particularly Over His Absence From The Polling Booths, Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar On Friday Admitted To Holding A Canadian Passport.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 07 May 2019, 08:52:22 AM

New Delhi:

Cyclone Fani that ravaged through Odisha caused untold devastation in the state. The state and the central governments have come together restore normalcy in the state. Amid all the relief and help, reports have emerged that Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has contributed a sum of Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in Odisha. This truly shows that Akshay has a heart of gold and he doesn’t just restrict his heroism to the screens.

"This is not new. Akshay has always been contributing for causes, be it his Bharat ke Veer initiative for the armed forces, or his contribution to the Kerala Floods or Chennai floods earlier," an industry source told

Earlier, the reports of Akshay Kumar vowing to donate ₹5 crore through Bharat Ka Veer — a fund-raising initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs also made rounds and this is not it, the actor had also extended a helping hand to the rain Chennai in 2015 by donating Rs 1 crore for relief work.

Over the past few days, Akshay’s citizenship status has been a debatable topic. Amid questions being raised over his citizenship status, particularly over his absence from the polling booths, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Friday admitted to holding a Canadian passport.

“Really don’t understand 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,” Akshay tweeted his statement.

“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,” he added.

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First Published : 07 May 2019, 08:52:28 AM