Bollywood star hero Akshay Kumar faced strong criticism on social media for not casting his vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Just a week before the polls, he interviewed PM Narendra Modi.
With Akshay not casting his vote, netizens started trolling him raking up his Canadian Citizenship.
The star hero broke his silence over the issue.
In a statement, Akshay Kumar admitted that he is a honorary citizen of Canada. 'I am an honorary citizen of Canada, people should be proud of it. I have an honorary doctorate too but I'm not a doctor...people need to understand that!,' he said.
He says 'I haven't visited Canada in the past 7 years...It's a truth. I work in India and pay all my taxes in India. Until now, I never felt the need to prove my love for India. Disappointing that my citizenship issue is being raised constantly for needless controversies. I will continue to contribute to the causes I believe in and make India stronger'.