Is Akshay Kumar eligible for Nationwide Award regardless of his Canadian citizenship? Right here’s what the principles say


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Actor Akshay Kumar, who mentioned he has Canadian citizenship, was questioned on social media about successful the Nationwide Movie Awards. Nonetheless, filmmaker Rahul Dholakia supported the actor and mentioned that “overseas nationals can get Nationwide Awards”.

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On Saturday, a number of social media customers together with Nationwide Award-winning movie editor and author Apurva Asrani questioned Akshay on being a Nationwide Award-winner. Asrani tweeted: “Are Canadian residents eligible for India’s Nationwide Awards? The 12 months (2016) Akshay Kumar received Finest Actor, we have been anticipating Manoj Bajpayee to win for Aligarh. If the jury/ministry has made an error in Kumar’s case, will there be a revote.”

Nonetheless, following the rulebook of the Directorate of Movie Festivals, the organisation that presents the Nationwide Movie Awards, underneath the part of eligibility of a candidate it reads: “Movie professionals and technicians of overseas origin can be thought of for awards.”

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who has additionally been a part of the jury of the Nationwide Movie Awards earlier, took to Twitter to make clear the matter. Sharing a screenshot of the rulebook, he wrote: “Clarification on Nationwide Award — overseas nationals can get Nationwide Awards. it’s authorized, legit and by the books have been on the jury (not for this one) and so came upon from an official Manoj Srivastava who despatched me this.”

Akshay was honoured with the Finest Actor Award for Rustom in 2016. Earlier this week, the Khiladi star confronted flak on social media after he interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was additionally criticised for speaking about patriotism regardless of not being an Indian citizen.

On Friday, expressing his disappointment over the criticism, Akshay launched an announcement about his Canadian citizenship and mentioned that he didn’t perceive the negativity and “unwarranted curiosity” across the topic.


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