After getting positive support from Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Canadian passport controversy, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to thank the minister. Akshay Kumar was facing the wrath of internet trolls due to his Canadian passport. The actor clarified his stance and also got support from his Baby and Special 26 co-star Anupam Kher. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju had extended his support through a Twitter post.
When the citizenship controversy sparked and Akshay Kumar posted his clarification on Twitter, Kiren expressed his support for the actor and wrote, “Dear @akshaykumar ji, no one can question your patriotism. Your motivation to our Armed Forces personnel and the way you generated funds for our martyrs through #BharatKeVeer programme will remain an example for every patriotic Indian.”
Akshay Kumar had earlier tweeted, “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.”