Anupam Kher turns down Pak visa offer

Anupam Kher said that he was 'sad and disappointed' to be denied a visa to Pakistan

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:February 4, 2016 12:00 am
anupam kher, anupam kher visa, anupam kher pakistan, anupam kher padmabhushan, anupam kher BJP, karachi lit fest, karachi literature festival, anupam kher karachi Actor Anupam Kher was reportedly denied a visa to travel to the Karachi Literature Festival in Pakistan

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday called up actor Anupam Kher and offered him a visa to travel across the border for the Karachi literary festival. The actor, however, turned down the offer saying he had taken up other assignments on the scheduled dates.

Kher, who claims he has been denied a Pakistani visa three times, was one of the 18 Indians invited by the organisers to the four-day event starting Friday. Except Kher, 17 others, including senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid and actor Nandita Das, were granted visas. But after a controversy erupted, the Pakistan High Commission claimed that Kher had not submitted any visa application.

In a tweet on Tuesday night, Basit said, “I don’t know who told you about this so-called NoC, we are still to receive your visa application and passport.”

On Wednesday, however, Basit asked Kher to submit his visa papers in order to facilitate his travel to Pakistan.

But Kher replied, “Unfortunately, I’ve given away those dates now.”

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    Aditya
    Feb 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
    The other 17 invitees should decline the invitation and thank the KLF organization gracefully.
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    indian
    Feb 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm
    Aamir Khan and Congress party welcome this development and congratulate stan for being tolerant
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      Amit
      Feb 2, 2016 at 10:28 am
      Will the Award Wapsi Mafia take note of it and speak up ?????? Have the guts to speak against muslims ??? Or afraid of being beheaded ?????
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        Amit
        Feb 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm
        at least we dont lick Italian as*ses
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        Sirius
        Feb 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm
        Now,when Mr. Naseeruddin again says that he has received "only warmth" in stan, we will know the real reason behind it. Of course , he will never admit it ....
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          Irfan Khan
          Feb 2, 2016 at 10:14 am
          showing true colors and where are those so called INTOLERANCE products why they are not barking where is Amir and SRK where they hiding there face it is really shame on this moron I am Muslim and I fully support TEAM MODI which is doing great job to save our country from the mess made by CORRUPT CONGRESS which looted this country more than 60 years and making Muslims and Dalits there fools shame on PAPAU who is running all over the country with out any stuff FAKE IS wake up your time is UP I VOTE BJP and I will VOTE ONLY MODI and I will say SORRY all those INDIA's who hurt from the AMIR and SRK I feel shame being Muslim these two criminal must be in jail
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          Hh
          Feb 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm
          You mean the same dayan which undermined democracy and imposed emergency?!
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            MyTake
            Feb 2, 2016 at 8:31 am
            Instead of asking stan ask Congress to find the answer. On the flip side literature and stan won't mix anyway - not much to feel sorry about!
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