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No visa for Pakistani actor Ali Zafar?

entertainment Updated: Mar 29, 2013 01:29 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
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Buzz is that Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar was missing from the promotional event of his next film, Chashme Baddoor, because of visa issues.

An insider from the production house reveals Zafar has been denied an Indian work visa for undisclosed reasons. “Ali was supposed to join the team but couldn’t as his Indian visa has been turned down,” says the source.


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(With additional inputs)