Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who was to visit Pakistan to speak at the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) on February 5, has been denied a Pakistani visa.
As per Indian reports, Kher’s visa had been rejected by the Pakistan High Court due to security concerns.
“I am very sad and disappointed that out of 18 participants, 17 were given visa and I was denied,” Kher said.
He expressed his disappointment tweeting:
"Delay is the deadliest form of denial.":)
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) February 2, 2016
However Pakistan High Commission stated that Kher never applied for a Pakistani visa:
It may be clarified that PHC never received Mr Kher's visa application. So the question of issuing or denying him visa does not arise.
— Pak High Commission (@Paknewdelhi) February 2, 2016