Bigg Boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra was detained in Moscow due to passport damage and is now out of trouble courtesy swift action on the minister's part.
Moscow: Actor and Bigg Boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra lived every traveller's worst nightmare when he was detained at Moscow International Airport. The actor was apparently travelling with a damaged passport. The Naagin actor flew to Moscow on Tuesday afternoon for the MacCoffee Bollywood Film Festival.
Bohra had to wait for over nine hours at the airport after the Russian immigration officials found that his passport was damaged. The actor and his wife took to Twitter to lash out at the authorities. His wife, Teejay wrote, "Indian authorities need to resolve these legal issues before a citizen to leaves India. Other countries are often strict with security protocols. What is one supposed to do after landing in a foreign country?"
so bummed... waiting at #moscowairport coz my passport is a little damaged.— Karanvir Bohra (@KVBohra) January 30, 2019
They contemplating to deport me back to India. @IndEmbMoscowRus @IndEmbMoscow i wished you would have told me that prior to issuing me the visa.
feeling bad for @IndianFilmsRus
Later, the actor was issued a temporary passport and visa. Thanking Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj and Indian Embassy Karanvir shared the news with his fans on Twitter. In the video, he said, "Special thanks to Sushma Swaraj and all the officials for the prompt actions taken to help me. I have been given a temporary passport and visa for my stay. I am extremely happy to be in Russia for attending a festival that celebrates and honours Indian films," he added.
I have no words to thank the @IndEmbMoscow 4 helping me get a brand new temporary passport and a visa.celebrity or no celebrity, i know one thing for sure, we Indians are in very safe hands when we travel abroad... thanks to @SushmaSwaraj and the #IndianEmbassy for their help— Karanvir Bohra (@KVBohra) January 30, 2019
I'm so so so thankful to the #indianembassymoscow @sushmaswarajofficial ji #indianembassy for helping me get a temproray passport here in #russiamoscow a special mention to #indianambassadormoscow #MrDBvenkateshverma @indianfilmsrussia @rgstudios.in for taking care of this. lots of love to #thahseennazim @chintanpavlankar @rahulloomba @afrozshah_ #tabrezkhan #artur #karen #myfamily all my #industryfriends #kvbarmy and people who stood by me thru this 9 hour ordeal. im here in moscow and gonna live every minute of it... #allswellthatendswell #omnamoshivaya
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