Akshay Kumar has regained his Indian citizenship on August 15, 2023, which is India’s 77th Independence Day. He took to Twitter to share a photo of his Indian citizenship certificate, with the caption “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani (Heart and citizenship, both Indian). Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!”
Kumar had previously applied for Indian citizenship in 2019, but the process was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His Canadian citizenship had been a topic of debate in the past, with some people criticizing him for holding dual citizenship. However, Kumar has always maintained that he is a proud Indian and that his Canadian citizenship was only for convenience.
In a statement, Kumar said that he was “overjoyed” to be back in India and that he was “committed to working for the betterment of the country.” He also thanked the Indian government for granting him citizenship.
Kumar’s decision to regain his Indian citizenship is a significant one, as it comes at a time when the country is facing a number of challenges, including economic slowdown, political instability, and rising religious tensions. Kumar is one of India’s most popular and successful actors, and his decision to return to India could be seen as a sign of hope for the country.