In a heartfelt gesture that resonates with his on-screen patriotism, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has chosen to embrace Indian citizenship, officially bidding farewell to his Canadian citizenship. Known for his roles in patriotic films like Airlift and Rustom, Akshay’s decision to renounce his Canadian citizenship aligns his personal journey with his cinematic portrayals of love for the nation. Taking to Twitter on India’s 77th Independence Day, Akshay shared an image of a legal document, affirming his commitment to India and its values. He eloquently expressed, “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani (Heart and Citizenship are both Indian). Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!”
While Akshay’s decision received an outpouring of congratulatory messages from fans, it also silenced critics who had questioned his loyalty due to his dual citizenship. The move underscores his long-standing interest in making India his sole citizenship and adds a poignant layer to his affinity for portraying patriotic characters on screen. The announcement comes shortly after his role in OMG 2, where he embodied the role of Lord Shiva’s messenger. The film, released on August 11, showcases Akshay’s versatility once again, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his next cinematic endeavors.