Pakistani singer Adnan Sami on Saturday said that the Visa issue involving him was unnecessarily blown out of proportion, and that he has applied for Indian citizenship.
'Actually this was a non issue, which was unnecessarily made an issue. My visa was supposed to expire on 6 October 2013 and visas do have expires, visas are expired then renewed also. I have spent my fourteen years like that so this is nothing new to me.'
Adnan Sami was also talked about the citizenship in India
and said, “I have applied for Indian citizenship, as I am here from last 14 years and I think I am a Mumbaikar and I already feel that I am an Indian from heart, so I believe now the paper work should also be completed and so I have filed an application for the same which is in process,” reported ANI
The 44-year-old, London-born singer and composer of Pakistani origin, who made India his second home was issued a notice by the Mumbai Police on Tuesday for overstaying in India after the expiry of his visa, and he was asked to reply to the notice and explain reasons for overstaying and making efforts to get his visa renewed.
Deputy Police Commissioner (Special Branch) Sanjay Shintre talked about this issue with NDTV and said, “Adnan was granted three months extension by the MHA from October 6, the date when his visa has expired.”