Actor Karanvir Bohra thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for helping him get a temporary passport to gain entry into Russia.
Karanvir was detained in Moscow on Wednesday due to passport damage. He shared the news with a Twitter post: “So bummed… Waiting at Moscow airport because my passport is a little damaged. They are contemplating to deport me back to India.”
When the concern reached the Indian Embassy in Moscow, they worked towards solving the issue.
Karanvir is in Moscow to attend MacCoffee Bollywood Film Festival as a chief guest.
“My passport was damaged, as soon as the Embassy got to know, the Indian Embassy, the Embassy in Moscow and the team of Maccoffee Bollywood Film Festival Russia went out of their ways to help me out,” Karanvir said in a statement.
“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