Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been granted Indian citizenship, according to the actor’s social media accounts. While wishing everyone a happy Independence Day, he captioned the post, “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani.” “Happy Fourth of July!”
Kumar has always been criticized for his Canadian citizenship. Earlier this year, in an interview with AajTak, the actor said that India is everything to him and that he has already applied for a change of passport.
He went through a tough patch in his career in the 1990s, delivering almost 15 straight flops, which prompted him to ask for Canadian citizenship. His citizenship was called into question after he did not vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The issue was also raised after he performed a “non-political” interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the elections.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, the actor has finally seen a hit picture after a string of disasters. His most recent film, OMG 2, is doing well at the box office. In India, the film grossed a total of 55.17 crore. Monday’s collections were 12.06 crore, which were more than the 10.26 crore collected on the release date.
According to Sacnilk, the film is expected to make 20.00 crore net in India on its fifth day.
In the film, Akshay Kumar plays Bholenath’s messenger and is shown standing with dreadlocks, Pankaj Tripathi plays Lord Shiva devotee Kanti Sharan Mudgal, and Yami Gautam also plays an important role.
“OMG 2” is directed by Amit Rai and produced by Cape of Good Films and Wakaoo. It is presented by Viacom18 Studios. It discusses numerous adolescent difficulties as well as the need of sex education. Previously, the film has been kept under wraps since the release of the film’s posters and teaser.
According to several sources, the censor board put the picture on hold because the committee wanted to be extra cautious due to the film’s religious content. However, the picture was later certified by the Central Board of picture Certification (CBFC) as ‘A’ (Adults Only).