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    Sputnik (New Delhi): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has come under fire, with netizens accusing him of showing superficial concern for India’s social problems, after leaving his native land for a luxurious life in Canada. Nevertheless, some of his fans voiced appreciation for his continued concern after immigrating.

    It all happened when Akshay Kumar, who became a Canadian citizen in 2009, chose to tweet about menstrual hygiene awareness in India. His comment talked a menstrual hygiene conversation initiative which was launched in collaboration with his film “Padman”, based on the same topic.

    But for some Twitterati, it was perhaps too much, and they went after him for questioning his fake concern for a country which he left long ago.

    Other netizens slammed the actor by sharing various memes depicting Akshay’s “love for Canada”.

    Netizens captioned the memes as “Jai Canada” meaning “Hail Canada” in Hindi.

    Some users accused Akshay of propagating fake nationalism in India, alleging that his loyalties clearly lie elsewhere.

    However, not everyone was critical of the actor known as the “Action King of Bollywood”. His supporters hailed his initiative for empowering women, saying that only by empowering women, can Indian society progress.

    Akshay is known for his “patriotic and nationalistic” movies like “Airlift”, “Holiday” and “Baby”.

    The issue of the Bollywood star’s Canadian citizenship came to the limelight after he did not turn up to vote in the Indian Parliamentary Elections, despite being part of various “must vote” campaigns.

    As the constitution of India doesn’t allow citizens to hold dual citizenship, Akshay is no longer eligible to vote. 

     

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