News broke out on Tuesday morning that Bollywood actor and BJP sympathiser Anupam Kher has been denied a visa by Pakistan to attend a literary festival in Karachi. Soon after the Pakistani High Commission dismissed the allegations claiming the actor had never applied for any visa.
Anupam Kher held a press conference in the evening and refuted Pakistani High Commission's claims.
“I did not personally ask for a visa, the organizers of Karachi Literature Festival did. For last 15 days, all my visa documents are ready. The organizers of the Karachi literature fest said that government officials had told her not to invite Anupam Kher. I don't know why,” Kher was quoted as saying in a IndiaTV report.
As this event unfolded, here's how Twitterati went after Kher:
With or without Anupam Kher, literature fests make more news for non-literary slugfests these days (satire) pic.twitter.com/vJx7F2IGLZ— Newsflicks (@newsflicks) February 2, 2016
I thought Kiran Bedi is the worst LOL happened to BJP but Anupam Kher proved me wrong. 😜😜😜😜— भयंकर लोग (@BhayankarLog) February 2, 2016
Anupam Kher show on twitter has been upgraded from weekly to daily soap.— dorku (@Dorkstar) February 2, 2016
Why Anupam Kher did not get Pakistan visa:— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) February 2, 2016
If you are not outraged by Anupam Kher being denied entry to Pakistan, go to Pakistan. PS - please fill in visa form though while at it— Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) February 2, 2016
Anupam Kher is not given Pak VISA. Surprisingly, Indians are celebrating it & organizers of Karachi Literary Festival are expressing sadness— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) February 2, 2016
"I used to like Anupam Kher" = "Anupam Kher should just stick to acting" = AK should stop praising Modi = AK should say India is intolerant.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) February 2, 2016
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature Image Source: PTI / @newsflicks)