Shahrukh Khan detained at US airport

12 Aug, 2016 12:23 pm

LOS ANGELES (92 News) – Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan was detained at Los Angeles airport by the US immigration department officials on Friday.

The actor took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news with his followers. “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,” he tweeted.

The renowned actor has expressed his disappointment at being “detained” by US authorities at Los Angeles International Airport. It is not clear why Khan was detained, or for how long.

The US ambassador to India has apologized for the detention and said that authorities were working to ensure it did not happen again.

In 2012, Khan was detained for 90 minutes at the White Plains airport near New York. In 2009, he was stopped for two hours at Newark airport. He was released after India’s embassy intervened.


Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, US Department of State, tweeted out a reply to Shah Rukh, apologizing for the hassle.

US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma also apologized to Shahrukh Khan, saying that he is working to ensure it doesn’t happen again, ANI tweeted.




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