Salman Khan not allowed visa to UK; his ‘Kick’ shooting delayed
Fri, Aug 02, 2013 12:31:33 GMT
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been denied visa to the UK where he was slated to shoot his next film Kick. The superstar has applied for visa again, and it remains to be seen if he’ll be granted one.
Salman was set to fly to Glasgow (Scotland) to shoot for director-producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Kick. The film’s shoot began on July 27 and scenes were filmed on Randeep Hooda. Salman was set to begin shooting earlier this week, but couldn’t because he was denied visa by the UK government.
Though the official reason for the denial of visa hasn’t been disclosed, it’s believed that Salman Khan’s conviction in the Blackbuck and Chinkara poaching cases in Rajasthan may have been the reason. Reports say that as per UK law, any person convicted of an office in the court of law is denied visa.
Salman Khan has been convicted for 1 year and 5 years consecutively for the poaching of two Chinkaras at Bhawad and one blackbuck at Ghoda Farm, Mathania, in September 1998. He has already spent some time in jail and appeals against these sentences are pending in the Rajasthan high court.
Moreover, the 47-year-old superstar is an accused in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which one person had died. Salman Khan has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
According to director Sajid Nadiadwala, steps are being taken to get Salman a visa to the UK. He says the visa was denied due to a “technical error”. Nadiadwala expects Salman to land in the UK by August 10.