Mumbai: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been denied visa by Pakistan. Kher likely to attend Karachi Literature Festival on February 5.
The veteran actor and the recent Padma winner has said that he is very sad & disappointed that out of 18 participants 17 were given visa & he was the only one denied.
But Pak High Commission sources said that Anupam Kher has not even applied for visa; Seems like he is unaware of current process.
However, within hours, he changed his statement and said that his visa application was ‘delayed’ and not denied. Kher posted a message on Twitter saying:”Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”
Kher has been at the forefront of a campaign in support of the BJP-led union government, amid a raging debate on the perception of increased religion tension and intolerance in the country. Last week, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government, leading to questions over whether the honour was politically motivated. His wife Kirron Kher is a BJP member of Parliament (MP) from the constituency of Chandigarh.