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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                    MyTake
                    Feb 2, 2016 at 8:40 am
                    Organise a Kashmir literature festival to answer the s. This can be an annual event which eventually will testify who is rich in literature. s don't accept anything pre-Islamic, they don't have anything to offer anyway! Best they can offer is Taliban literature, teachings and technics on how to blast a b o m b!
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                      US NRI
                      Feb 2, 2016 at 7:01 am
                      I'm waiting you see comments from whoever reacted on cancelling ghulam Ali show in Mumbai.
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                        Yogesh
                        Feb 2, 2016 at 6:27 am
                        This is Intolerance of the highest order - but then we always knew that of the "other lot" across the border and in parts of India
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                          Avi
                          Feb 2, 2016 at 9:42 am
                          Just shows how much of Indian nationalist he is. Indian nationalists won't get invitation in stan, only converted and sickulars are invited!
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                            AAP Stinks
                            Feb 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm
                            Where is the ward wapasi brigade? How many will announce that they will not go to stan as a protest.
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                              Sagar
                              Feb 2, 2016 at 7:40 am
                              Kher should talk with Kirron , She can advice how to get Visa . There many Good countries to perform than dirty stan
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                                ams
                                Feb 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm
                                Suddenly this PARAM BHAKT is extremely excited about visiting Pak and is crying like a d@@@og on not getting a visa. Shame on this sycophant and hypocrite!!
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                                  shehzad khan
                                  Feb 5, 2016 at 3:46 am
                                  every indian want to see heaven(stan)but really we stanies are fed up with ill legal immigrants .
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                                    Alay
                                    Feb 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm
                                    Arun, what are the qualifications of Pappu? SSC fail
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                                      Aameer Kahn
                                      Feb 2, 2016 at 9:10 am
                                      Hahahaha well done stan, nice slap in the face of these fascists working for Modi and RSS that all Indians also hate. We should join forces so that each one of them including Modi, Doval, Jaitley, and all these trerrosits should not get visa to any foreign country- USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Australia, UK, etc.- so they can be taught a lesson from us right thinking people so that these evil Hindus can be taught a lesson. When will all the world become secular and impose ban on all Hindus that are freely being allowed to go to different parts of the world?
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                                        GKaur
                                        Feb 2, 2016 at 7:44 am
                                        Excuse me - what did he speak? Disappointment on not getting a visa? What a proud Hindu!!!
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                                          GKaur
                                          Feb 2, 2016 at 6:31 am
                                          That is only a small price you have to pay for being a bed fellow with the BJP.
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                                            Arun
                                            Feb 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm
                                            Anupam Kher is a Matriculate like Smiti Irani. Kher was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla, into a Brahmin family. He received education at D.A.V. School in Shimla. In his struggling days as an actor in Mumbai he used to sleep on the railway platform before he found fame and fortune in films. What will this semi-illiterate do in the LITERATURE FESTIVAL in stan ?
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