• Orlando Bloom visits India along with Amar SinghIANS
  • Orlando Bloom visits IndiaIANS

British actor Orlando Bloom faced trouble during his first visit to India, as his e-visa had been rejected.

Apparently, he got to know about the cancellation of his e-visa after his arrival in Delhi airport on Saturday. He was then deported to the UK again. However, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj came to his rescue.

Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Bollywood producer Sheetal Talwar had invited Bloom to visit India. Thus, Singh took up the matter with Swaraj seeking her intervention. 

"The minister asked the foreign secretary to speak to the Indian High Commissioner in London to issue a Tatkal (urgent) visa to the British actor so that he could attend the state function," Hindustan Times quoted sources as saying.

However, when Bloom was asked about the confusion, he said that it was a simple "misunderstanding."

Singh organised a party for Bloom on Sunday, which was also attended by Sridevi and Boney Kapoor.

Singh and Bloom also visited the Taj Mahal and when asked about his experience, Bloom said "it was amazing."

Bloom was reportedly in India to attend a state event organised by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Bloom is a well know personality, popularly known for his role as Legolas in the film "Lord of the Rings."