Kher's 'Friend' PM Modi Must Talk to Sharif to Facilitate Visa: Tewaritext_fields
New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Bollywood actor Anupam Kher’s visa controversy, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must talk to “his drop by friend” Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and facilitate visa.
“If the #posterboyof "tolerant" India is so keen to go to Pak his friend PM Modi can surely talk to his drop by friend Nawaz & facilitate it?” Tewari tweeted.
Kher, who was to attend the Karachi Literature Festival on February 5, has been denied visa by Pakistan.
Earlier, he said that his viewpoint on Kashmiri Pandits or his pro-Prime Minister stand might have forced Pakistan to reject his visa.
"Maybe it has been done due to my point of view on Kashmiri Pandits or my pro-PM stand that my visa has been denied," Kher told ANI.
However, Pakistani High Commission to India Abdul Basit has reiterated that they have received no visa application from the actor.
Kher earlier accused the Pakistan High Commission of lying on the claims that he never applied for visa.
The actor was denied a Pakistani visa in May 2015 as well, when he wanted to visit Pakistan to attend a literary festival in Lahore.