Bollywood actress NIGAR KHAN has been deported from India to Norway after officials claimed she was working illegally on her visa.

The Iranian-born beauty, who has a Norwegian passport, told India's media earlier today (07FEB05) she was being brought straight to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai (Bombay) after a "routine" appointment at the city's immigration office.

Khan claims she married an Indian citizen six months ago (04) and possesses the correct documentation.

Mumbai's deputy police chief BIPIN BIHARI says, "She was on a visitor's visa but she has engaged in several commercial ventures. We issued notices last year, in view of which she had gone back to Norway, but she has returned again this year to work."

07/02/2005 21:23