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Anupam Kher backs Akshay Kumar in citizenship row, says no need of explanation

The Citizenship Of Akshay Kumar Is A Burning Issue. Veteran Actor Anupam Kher Has Come Out In Support Of Akshay Kumar.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 05 May 2019, 06:50:35 PM
Anupam Kher backs Akshay Kumar (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Anupam Kher backs Akshay Kumar (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar recently took the ‘non-political’ interview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since then, he has become critics’ favourite subject. The citizenship of Akshay Kumar is also a burning issue and just a couple of days back, the actor accepted that he has a Canadian citizenship. Now, veteran actor Anupam Kher has come out in support of Akshay Kumar.

In his typical style, Anupam Kher backed Akki and said that he doesn’t need to prove his patriotism to anybody. In a Tweet, the national-award-winning actor said, “Dear @akshaykumar! Have been reading about you explaining to certain people about your loyalty to our country. Stop it! Their real profession is to make people like you & me feel defensive for talking in favour of India. You are a doer. You don’t need to explain to anybody.”

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Earlier, Rangoli Chandel, sister and manager of Kangana Ranaut has expressed her take on the matter. Quoting a song from Kangana starrer Manikarnika: The queen of Jhansi, she wrote, "Desh se hai payaar to har pal yeh kehna chahiye, main rahoon ya na rahoon Bharat yeh rehna chahiye, we agree desh se hai payaar toh sar utha ke kaho, hum bhartiya hain" and also retweeted a post that demanded that Akshay Kumar who is 'using the trump card of patriotism' for 'surviving in Bollywood' should drop Canadian citizenship.

 

Rangoli, however, had supported the PM and Akshay after twitterati trolled the 'non-political interview'.

After being severely trolled on Twitter for not voting during ongoing Lok Sabha polls and his Canadian citizenship, The Housefull actor wrote a lengthy post on Twitter. He expressed displeasure over his citizenship being dragged into what he called “needless controversy.”

“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,” the actor wrote.

“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 wrote further.

“Lastly, I would like to continue contributing in my small way to the causes that I believe in and make India stronger and stronger,” he signed off saying.

on the work front, Akshay Kumar was last seen in Anurag Singh’s Kesari. He will be next seen in Good News also starring Kareena Kapoor.

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First Published : 05 May 2019, 06:51:50 PM