Actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained at Los Angeles airport by the US immigration department officials on Friday. The actor took to Twitter and Facebook to share the news with his followers.
I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016
Assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia in the US Department of State Nisha Desai Biswal has apologised for “hassle” Khan faced at the airport. “Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening,” Biswal tweeted. Her Twitter account says that the tweets there “are my own”. However, it is still not known why the actor was detained and for how long.
In 2012, Indians reacted angrily after Khan was detained for 90 minutes at the White Plains airport near New York. And in 2009 Shah was detained for two hours at Newark airport and released after India’s embassy intervened.