Akshay Kumar trolled after old video of him saying 'Toronto is my home' resurfaces
Akshay Kumar was also recently snubbed for his 'non-political' interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Akshay Kumar is facing trolls on social media after an old video of him saying "Toronto is my home" surfaced on the internet. The actor had on 3 May released a statement via his official Twitter account about his Canadian citizenship and had said that he did not understand the negativity and "unwarranted interest" around the subject.
The video that a user shared in response to Akshay's statement shows him addressing the crowd at an event, most likely in the city of Toronto: "I must tell you one thing; this is my home. Toronto is my home. After I retire from the film industry, I'm going to come back and stay here."
"Toronto is my home, after I retire from this industry I will settle in Canada" pic.twitter.com/Ypet1U0oBJ
— Tarique Anwer (@tanwer_m) May 3, 2019
While some Twitter users have defended the actor, some have branded him a "hypocrite", a "fake patriot".
Retirement ke baad kyu AK... Abhi Chala ja na... Jo BHARAT ke mitti me nahi milta usme hame koi interest Nahi.... — ivaraj (@ivaraj2) May 4, 2019
Alia mam holds British passport. She also does patriotic films. Now say something about her 😊
— Krishnendu Roy (@roykrishnenduo5) May 4, 2019
India mei aakar deshbhaqti ki baare batana galat hain, aap apne desh Canada mei hi jakar gyan doo.. — Deepak bujetya🇮🇳 (@Deepakdehli) May 4, 2019
Akshay you have earned your love, money, your citizenship with your hard work.
You aren’t a free loader like INC president and his sis living in sprawling homes paid by us citizens.
You love your janmabhoomi and karambhoomi. You can legally retire in any country of you choose
— Chowkidar Soma 🇮🇳 (@somavij) May 4, 2019
Make it fast and take Modiji too. We need powerful leaders in this country who lead from the heart. — Sanoj Thomas (@Sanothomas) May 4, 2019
Akshay's recent 'non-political interview' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also snubbed as it was seen as an appendage of Modi's political campaign. He also could not cast his vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha election 2019 due to his Canadian citizenship, something which attracted considerable media attention given the actor's involvement in political events and discussions. He is also known to be part of many patriotic films such as Airlift, Padman, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha, as well as the upcoming Mission Mangal.
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