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Iqbal Khan all set to attend the ‘Indian Film Festival of Houston’...

Friday, September 17, 2010 | 11:56:08 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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After the terrorists attacks in America, many people were denied permission to travel to the United States for the last few years as their names came up as common to many names on the terrorist list.

Rudra aka Iqbal Khan of Zee TV's Sanjog Se Bani Sangini was also denied access to America years ago as he shared a common name with those suspected to be prime targets in creating war against the nation. The fact  that he being a well known Indian television actor helped him but still he had given up hope of visiting the country when three years ago, he got a call from the Embassy saying that they would like to grant him a visa.

So, since then, every year the actor packs his bags to Houston on 25th September as he is the Board Member of the 'Indian Film Festival of Houston'.  

After having worked with some of the best of production houses right at the start of his career, the lead actor is now all set to join the Film Festival with pride. This association is a non-profit organization devoted to creating a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing quality films that honor entertainment industry performers and film makers while promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora through an annual event.

Iqbal Khan says, "I have to take leave from Sangini shoot for 6 days and a lot of rescheduling has been lined up to cover up for my absence. Nevertheless, this film festival is close to my heart as this is for a cause. If everything goes well this time I will be leaving on the 25th of September for the festival. I would have loved to attend the week- long festival but since work beckons, I can only be there for 2 days. I am looking forward to attend the festival as it gives a global platform to new talent to showcase their work. The only criteria being that the short film, documentary or a full length feature film has to be made by an Indian or the film should be based in India."

So finally we can say 'All's well that ends well Iqbal'

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Posted on: 13 October 2010 at 7:38am
Wish you all the best Iqbal. You rock.

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Posted on: 01 October 2010 at 9:35am
the pictures from the festival are awesome u guyz rocked ittt!!

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Posted on: 28 September 2010 at 3:54pm
Aww poor iqbal im glad he got the visa though..love u MIK

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Posted on: 21 September 2010 at 7:38am
happy journey v will mis u cum bck soon v r waiting hn.....nd v r always happy for u.......god bless u!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on: 21 September 2010 at 4:38am
Come back soon will miss u so much in sangini all the best

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Posted on: 21 September 2010 at 3:58am
Have a safe trip.Hope you will come back soon.We will miss you in Sangini.

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Posted on: 20 September 2010 at 12:25pm
noim from america and no i do not welcome him. go make films in ur deserts

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Posted on: 20 September 2010 at 10:50am
Have a safe trip.Hope everything goes according to your wish.love your acting.

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Posted on: 20 September 2010 at 4:27am
U are an awsome actor . Also a great human being . go to greater hights good luck for the trip

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Posted on: 19 September 2010 at 2:28pm
All the best my favourite actor.

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