After Abdul Basit's call, Anupam Kher declines visa offer from Pak

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New Delhi, Feb 3: A day after Bollywood actor Anupam Kher was denied Pakistani visa, the Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit called the actor and expressed his regret over denial of visa to the actor.

Meanwhile, Kher took to Twitter to respond to Basit's call and said: "Thank you Mr Abdul Basit for your call and offering me visa to visit Karachi. I appreciate it. Unfortunately I've given away those dates now."

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher denied Pakistani visa

Anupam Kher declines Pak visa offer

It all began when Kher was denied a visa to visit Pakistan. Kher was invited to attend the Karachi Literature Festival along with other Indian celebrities like former minister Salman Khurshid, journalist Barkha Dutt and actor Nandita Das.

However once Kher was denied the visa, the Pakistan High Commission said that 'he (Kher) never applied for a visa in the first place.' Whereas Kher said that he said that he was denied a visa for two reasons.

"Has my visa been denied because I speak about India's rich tradition of tolerance or I am a Kashmiri Pandit who may expose Pak terror nexus?," Kher tweeted.

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