Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan detained at ?Los Angeles airport??
Taking to Twitter, the actor said, "I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks." Photograph: (AFP)
The actor was detained at the Los Angeles airport in the US and took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express himself.
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
The Bollywood superstar retained his humour and found an entertaining way to pass his time.
The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016
Nisha Desai Biswal, an Indian-American who is assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs in the United States Department of State, though tweeted a reponse, saying even official diplomats have similar experiences.
Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk - even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!— Nisha Biswal (@NishaBiswal) 12 August 2016
However, this is not for the first time the actor was detained. In 2009, Khan was detained at Newark airport because his surname featured on the most common list. In 2014, he was stopped for extended questioning by US airport authorities.
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