Bollywood star Khan has UK visa rejected

02 Aug 2013 | Posted by Carl Thomas

Reports have filtered through suggesting that Bollywood star Salman Khan has had his UK visa application rejected.

There is no confirmation of why the actor's visa has allegedly been rejected, but rumours suggest a court case could be to blame. There are a number of separate cases against Mr Khan in which he is accused of poaching crimes and illegally hunting and killing endangered special of deer in October of 1998 while shooting for a film. Two of the cases saw him convicted, according to NDTV Movies, although appeals have been put to the High Court.

In addition to the poaching crimes, Mr Khan is also being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The proceedings relate to a hit and run case and the stringent checks on UK visa applications are likely to have flagged up the issue as a potential issue.

Mr Khan's lack of a visa could cause problems for the shooting of his next film. The star was applying for a visa as part of his work on Sajid Nadiadwala's next movie, which is filming in London. The rest of the film unit are already in place and the actor was due to join the set last week. The cancellation of his UK visa has put this back and while he is set to reapply, it is uncertain whether or not the charges against him will continue to be an issue next time round.

Salman Khan is an actor, producer, philanthropist and television presenter. He has built up a highly successful career in India, having starred in more than 80 Hindi films so far. In 2012 he won the Best Actor Popular Choice award for his performances in Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2.