NEW DELHI: After poet and film director Gulzar cutting short his seven-day visit to Pakistan – whether for reasons of security or exhaustion – and returning to India without participating in the Karachi Literary Festival, author Shobhaa De too has cancelled her visit to the Karachi literature Festival (KLF).
Film organizers said the Indian author has tweeted them about her decision.
“Shobhaa De cancelled because she said her visa was issued too late. She’d like to attend #KLF next year and we hope very much that she does,’’ Express Tribune quoted organizers as saying.
De tweeted to the organizers that she was cancelling her visit as her visa came late.
“Pakistani visa was too late! Gulzar had his reasons for not attending the KLF. I was so looking forward to it. Someone didn’t want me there?” Shobhaa De said in her tweet.