Akshay Kumar Becomes An Indian
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Akshay Kumar has announced that he has got his Indian citizenship.
Akshay shared a photo of his hand holding the official documents of Indian citizenship. The picture shows a red-colored folder with ‘Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs, Certificate of Citizenship’ printed on it.
He also gave a sneak peek into the certificate which shows his name as – Akshay Hariom Bhatia, his father’s, and mother’s names. It also has his wife and actress Twinkle Khanna’s name on it. The place of birth is mentioned as Delhi, and the previous nationality as Canadian.
Akshay captioned the post as: “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani. Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!”
During or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservation government there granted Canadian citizenship to Akshay. In a 2010 interview with The Economist, he claimed he had “dual citizenship”. Under pressure, in December 2019, he stated that he had applied for an Indian passport and planned to give up his Canadian citizenship.