Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport once again

'The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons'

Afp/Entertainment Desk August 12, 2016
This is not the first time, Shah Rukh was stopped at a US airport. PHOTO: FILE

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter Friday to express his annoyance at being detained by US airport immigration authorities for the third time, saying the experience "really, really sucks".

Shah Rukh was detained at Los Angeles airport by the US immigration department officials as he traveled with his children. The actor took to Twitter to express his disappointment on being restrained by US officials.

"I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," Khan tweeted after he was pulled aside at Los Angeles airport.

Shah Rukh Khan hated Kajol when they first met

The Raees star, however, managed to keep his chin up, as he shared his hilarious experience catching Pokémons to kill time at the airport.  "The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons".

The star's love for Pokémon Go was never a secret as he posted on Instagram earlier to show his addiction with the game.

Shah Rukh Khan just bought a swanky car and isn't afraid to flaunt it

As news of Khan's detention broke on Indian television channels, US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal quickly expressed regret.

The US Ambassador to India also apologised for SRK being detained by LA airport officials. This is the third time in the last seven years he has been questioned by the country’s airport authorities.

The last time Khan, 50, was detained by immigration officials in New York in 2012, it sparked uproar among his Indian fans who accused the US of racial profiling, and led Washington to apologise.

Washington had previously denied allegations that Khan was singled out because his name denotes him as a Muslim. Someone with the same name is reportedly on a US no-fly list of 80,000.

After the 2012 incident, SRK joked in a speech to Yale University that he was accustomed to such hassles.

"Yes, it always happens... Whenever I start feeling arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America," he told students. "The immigration guys kick the star out of stardom."

SRK was also detained for more than two hours in 2009 at Newark airport outside New York, prompting a similar Indian outcry and a US apology.

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.


gandphatrahai | 6 years ago | Reply he was 99% stopped and 100% welcomed
Kashif | 6 years ago | Reply Everyone is blowing this out of proportion. The security is vital for any country and the USA as his right to stop anyone for extra scrutiny if they deem necessary. If you don't like. then don't go to the USA
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read