Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar thanked Union Minister Kiren Rijiju for his ‘kind words’ that he tweeted in the actor’s support, saying ‘no one can question your patriotism’.
The tweet came after a controversy raged over Akshay’s citizenship row. The actor took to his social media handles to thank the minister.
The actor has been trolled mercilessly due to his passport issue. Later, Akashay clarified his stance and also got support from his ‘Baby’ and ‘Special 26’ co-star Anupam Kher.
As the citizenship controversy sparked, the minister while supporting actor 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.”
In response to Rijiju’s post, Akshay thanked him through his Twitter post and wrote, “I apologise for the delayed response. I am grateful for your kind words. Please be assured, my commitment to #BharatKeVeer and to the Indian armed forces would remain steady, no matter what.”
Earlier, Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher had tweeted in his support. He wrote, “Dear Akshay Kumar! Have been reading about you explaining to certain people about your loyalty to our country. Stop it! Their real profession is to make people like you and me feel defensive for talking in favor of India. You are a doer. You don’t need to explain to anybody.”