Veteran actor Anupam Kher who has been denied visa by Pakistani government on Tuesday questioned if Pakistan was afraid of him exposing the country’s terror nexus.Kher has been invited by the organisers of the Karachi literary festival starting February 5, as one of their guests.Taking to micro-blogging site, in a series of tweets Kher questioned, “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?”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>He further asked, “Indian government welcomes Pakistan-based writers, artists, actors etc. Pakistan Govt. bans entry of Indian actors. Why fear a free dialogue?””Didn’t Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs red flag my name to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi? Why hide facts deliberately?,” he said in another tweet.Slamming Pakistan High Commission, who had said that they had not received his visa application, Kher said, “They should know their own rules, saying, “Karachi literature festival had given my name to authorities one month back & have my name in every poster.”Earlier, Kher said he was very saddened by the development as he was looking forward to participate in the festival and use the platform to dispel misunderstandings in the minds of people there.Kher was one of the 18 Indians invited to the four-day festival by the organisers but he is the only one whose visa has not been cleared. The other 17 Indian participants have been given visas.


Has my visa been denied because I may expose Pak terror nexus? asks Anupam Kher