Muslim crew of Karan Johar’s ‘My Name Is Khan’ denied US visa

Mumbai, Dec 23: As the ghost of the recent terror attacks in Mumbai continue to haunt the moolah churning Hindi Film Industry, six Muslim members of acclaimed filmmaker Karan Johar’s ‘My Name is Khan’ were denied US visa.

In a shocking instance, several Muslim unit associates of the Shahrukh Khan and Kajol starrer film were refused a US visa even though some had travelled to US before.

What’s even more startling is that known actor Aamir Bashir was among those who were denied a visa. Besides Shahrukh Khan’s personal staff, some Muslim members of ‘Dharma Productions’ were also rejected visa on grounds unknown.

Not stating the reason for a decline of visa, Elizabeth Kauffman, spokesperson of the US consulate, said, “As a policy, we don’t talk about any specific visa cases.”

As for actor Aamir Bashir, a news daily quoted a source as saying, “”The US consulate had reservations about a certain country Aamir had visited in the past even though it was explained that it was for work purposes.”

Appalled by the rejection, the members tried to reason with the consulate laying out facts that they were a part of the unit that had some top-notch names like SRK and KJo. But all the reason proved futile, as the consulate is not willing to review their applications.

Going by such overpowering hurdles, Karan Johar it seems will either have to do away with his much loved staff of just bid adieu to his love for foreign locations.

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