Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport, diplomat apologises

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he was detained at a US airport following which a senior US diplomat of Indian origin apologised.

“I fully understand and respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks” Shah Rukh said in a tweet posted on Friday morning.

Following this, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal tweeted: “Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!”

Precise details of when and why Shah Rukh was detained were not known. But Bollywood sources have said the actor was in Los Angeles.

On a positive note, Shah Rukh Khan wrote: “The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.”

This is not the first time that Shah Rukh, one of Hindi film industry’s most successful stars, was detained at a US airport.

In 2012, he was detained at a New York airport for two hours when he had arrived to visit Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.

In 2009, he was stopped at the Newark Airport, New Jersey, and was released after two hours at the intervention of the Indian consulate in New York.

“I was really hassled at the American Airport because of my name being Khan. It was absolutely uncalled for. I felt angry and humiliated,” said Shah Rukh, who was then heading towards Chicago to participate in an Independence Day celebration event.

“It is a Muslim name and I think the name is common on their checklist,” he had then said.

IANS

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108 Comments

  • why only Shah Rukh Khan detained at a US airport following which a senior US diplomat of Indian origin apologised.

  • When Srk gets detained us govt apologizes
    But if salman had been detained, then the first to make an apology would have been Salim khan too much fun !!!!
    Just like he has done so many times lol.

  • Dear #ShahRukhKhan,

    It’s not India where you can simply cry intolerance to get away with tax frauds. It’s USA, law is above all. Enjoy 😎

  • Now Raees Can get A solo realese?
    Because by Seeing MD performance Hrithik will think 10 time before clash.

    Hrithik will be not Want Clash Third time back to back against Akshay & The king of Bollywood……

  • Nobody is above law for sure …
    But America is one of the biggest evil country ever on the planet, they do almost everything to become super power. They try to demolish Islamic countries. So that they should never make any improvement.
    In world War one and two all countries occured huge causlties and was affected by alot of distruction but this evil country was safe and sound …..!!!!!

  • fattu US authorities….they thinking dat being a superpwr dey cn detain anyone person or stars nd dont give visas to anyone

    arrogance for sm years more..then india will show wht it is capable of

  • If SRK on of the biggest personality treated at the US Airport then imagine what is the situation of mango muslims in USA

  • “I was really hassled at the American Airport because of my name being Khan. It was absolutely uncalled for. I felt angry and humiliated,” said Shah Rukh, who was then heading towards Chicago to participate in an Independence Day celebration event.

    “It is a Muslim name and I think the name is common on their checklist,” he had then said.

    So true … these morons ( Americans ) do not like Muslim and their names .
    I hope another huge attack occurs in stupid America !!!!!!!!
    One day Muslims will rule the world and America and Christianity would perish that day and that day is will come soon ….!!!
    All Christians ( all pornstars, those who intentionally try to destroy Islam’s image along Muslims especially the teenagers ) will burn in hell for eternity and I am extremely excited to see those days !!!!
    Waiting desperately !!!!!

  • Security measures are important. But every one knows he is a big star and they can definitely make an arrangement where he can be freed of such hassles in the future.

  • Thats y we should not have ego and attitude and we should never ourself as great else we will b detained like…for Americans hez not star…hez normal person…itz there duty2 check so b cool…ha ha ha always they will detain self praising global ka superstar Because actually he is a small star…he is not as big as Other superstars of our country

  • As a Indian I feel bad about this incident
    It’s truly insult of India… America kabhi nai sudrega… arrogant country…

  • This is F***ing thing done by stupid americans
    love u Shah Rukh Khan u made every Khan proud with ur hard works it is the greatest thing that u became self made Superstar
    Best Of Luck For RAEES

  • Review rustom – watchable(not super) mjd-disappointing .Congrats akki* sorry hrx .Only rajamouli & bansali can make on wars & kings & historics

  • Icons often get detained at airports .
    Ex- APJ Abdul Kalam, David Beckham, Karim Benzema, Shah Rukh Khan etc .

  • Americans always look down on Indians . They are incredibly narrow-minded . They think that they’re superior to any other country . Also they can’t digest SRK’s popularity in their nation .

    Indians should boycott Hollywood films .

  • Now, even US is insecure of our biggest global superstar because he threatens Hollywood actors and actresses in terms of global popularity.
    That’s why they detain him and harrass him Every time. US is jealous!
    Biggest global mouth #SRKdetained again!!

  • It’s an awareness for all Muslims, how US treat them. Khan is the name they want to stop and detain them, shit to the authorities of US. His name is Khan & he is not a terrorist & he is a proud Indian.

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