I stand with Anupam Kher: Shabana Azmi

Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Critically acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi has expressed support for Anupam Kher after he was denied a visa to Pakistan. She says a similar situation was once faced by her husband, celebrated lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Shabana tweeted: “Some years ago Javed Akhtar, chair of delegation to Pakistan was denied a visa. Organiser cancelled the entire trip . I stand with @RoflGandhi… Oh ho! I meant I stand with Anupam Kher if he was denied visa.”

Anupam on Tuesday claimed he was denied a visa to visit Pakistan for the Karachi Literature Festival, which begins on Friday. However, while 17 out of the 18 Indians who were due to go for the event, received their visas, the 60-year-old said he was “singled out”.

On Wednesday, he said that he has now been offered one. However, the veteran actor has “given away those dates” and won’t be travelling.

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