His passport renewal application had been rejected because of his pending court case
picture: 2008 Chirag Wakaskar
It looks like the court case that actor-producer John Abraham was embroiled in, is causing him trouble in more ways than one.
Reportedly, when the actor approached the passport authorities to renew his passport for a shoot in Turkey, for his next film 'Race 2' the officials rejected his plea.
But now it has been learnt that the actor may be allowed to travel aboard as the Bombay High Court has asked the regional passport office to reconsider John’s application.
Last week, John’s lawyer Abad Ponda pleaded with the authorities that John’s absence from the film shoot for the upcoming action thriller would lead to a loss of nearly Dhs 329,490 per day.
The officials on their part stated that John’s application had to be rejected because according to the law, any person undergoing a trial had to get a clearance from the court that he/she can get his passport renewed.
Nevertheless, John’s lawyer clarified that the actor's case was different and that he had no restrictions placed on foreign travels. He added that it was very important for the 'Desi Boyz' star to get his passport renewed because it was nearing expiry and without it he couldn’t get a work visa from the Turkish government.
John had been booked for rash and negligent driving causing injury to two youngsters in 2006.