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Orlando Bloom takes a selfie with Indian lawmaker Amar Singh at the Taj Mahal after a visa problem initially saw him being turned away from India (AP)

Orlando Bloom takes a selfie with Indian lawmaker Amar Singh at the Taj Mahal after a visa problem initially saw him being turned away from India (AP)

Orlando Bloom takes a selfie with Indian lawmaker Amar Singh at the Taj Mahal after a visa problem initially saw him being turned away from India (AP)

Actor Orlando Bloom has arrived in New Delhi after being turned away a day earlier because he did not have a valid visa.

But the Lord Of The Rings star was at last able to enter India after the external affairs ministry intervened and gave him a special visa.

Bloom was invited by the top elected official of Uttar Pradesh state to promote tourism. He applied for an e-visa and arrived on Saturday without realising there was a problem with his application.

The British star was forced to return to London, but arrived in India the following day and was seen posing at the Taj Mahal on Sunday.

A ministry spokesman said Bloom must have landed without the confirmation email or forgot to check whether the visa had been granted.

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