Six Muslim members of Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan unit denied US visa
Posted by jagoindia on July 15, 2009
KJo’s team denied US visa
Six Muslim members of SRK-Kajol’s My Name Is Khan unit are facing problems
By Buzz18 . Dec 23, 2008
The 26/11 terror attacks that shook Mumbai seems to have spread terror across the globe. The American consulate rejected six visa applications of Muslim members of Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan unit recently. And the list includes even television actor-turned film star Aamir Bashir.
My Name Is Khan stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and is currently being shot in Los Angeles. The six team members who were denied a visa also included SRK’s personal staff and others from the production team reported Mid Day.
Elizabeth Kauffman, spokesperson of the US consulate refused to comment on the same and told Mid Day, “As a policy, we don’t talk about any specific visa cases.”
A source however disclosed, “Those who were denied the visa tried to reason that it was only for a film shoot. They proved their bonafides and made it clear that they were actors. The fact that they were part of a unit that had leading B-Town names like KJo and SRK also did not help.”
Talking about his case, actor Aamir Bashir said to Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, I have been refused the US visa. It is also true that I was questioned about why I hadn’t mentioned my visit to Iran in the application form. I told them that it was simple oversight. However, I do not wish to say anything more at this point.”
Meanwhile, the rejected members are said to have submitted fresh applications hoping they’d be lucky this time around.