The whole debate over Akshay Kumar's nationality is never going to end any time soon. You might have heard by now that the superstar and National Award winner (for Rustom) is a Canadian National, who holds the passport of that nation a few years back. Initially, Akshay never talked about this much, and whenever he was asked about, he would often dismiss it as 'honorary citizenship'. A little Googling on this topic would make you realise that it is not true. After Accepting to Be a Canadian Citizen, Akshay Kumar’s Old Video Calling ‘Toronto Is My Home’ Goes Viral.
With Akshay getting into the nationalist bandwagon and starring in movies with that flavour, not to mention being an outright supporter of the Narendra Modi government, he gets more flak from the factions who are not in favour of the government. People mostly target his nationality, because Akshay always claims to be a proud Deshbhakt. The trolling is especially harder during election time, since Akshay can't vote because of his Canadian citizenship. Akshay Kumar's Canadian Passport Saga: 3 Times Kesari Actor Defended His Citizenship in the Past That Contradict His New Stance.
So when most of the Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Hrithik Roshan etc came out to vote, Twitterati is asking Akshay if he will turn out to vote too! What stings more is that the Canadian elections are also happening at the same time.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions below:
The Missing Finger
SRK, Salman, Aamir & Akshay showing Inked finger after casting vote. pic.twitter.com/9MjmyIIJ8c
— Nенr_wно™ (@Nehr_who) October 21, 2019
Where's The Selfie?
— Sourav Samal (@iamsouraav) October 21, 2019
The New Bala Challenge
As his ardent Fan and knowing his immense reach I throw him a challenge #VoteKar for promotion of #VoteKarMaharashtra & #MaharashtraAssemblyPolls so that millions of his fans can get inspired to vote.
— Abhishek Parihar (@BlogDrive) October 21, 2019
Another Missing Finger Joke!
— υzzιє (@imuzzie07) October 21, 2019
Go and Vote! Oh, You Can't?
Go and Vote 😍#MaharashtraAssemblyPolls
— Alok Shinde (@alokshinde) October 21, 2019
Does Passport Define Your Patriotism?
This is how a Farzi Deshbhakt @akshaykumar reacted when asked by the media for not voting in Lok Sabha Election. Infact, He is not eligible to vote coz He is a citizen of Canada not India. Hope Media burst the fake Nationalism of Akshay Kumar. pic.twitter.com/xTIeC8vrE7
— Canadian Bharat (@indcheated2014) October 21, 2019
He Should, Shouldn't He?
As of every indian who loves his country you should too go and vote.#MaharashtraAssemblyPolls
— Pablo Escobar 🥃🍻🚬 (@SRKianAbhii) October 21, 2019
Recently, Akshay was caught in another big controversy when an old quote of his, where he compared actresses to mangoes, went viral. Sonakshi Sinha, talking about whom led to Akshay make that comparison, came out in support of the actor, saying that she never felt insulted by what he said. Currently, the actor is in the midst of promoting his upcoming film, Housefull 4, that is releasing on October 25.