There is lot of national and international reaction when actor Shah Rukh Khan was stopped for the third time at the Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. Bollywood superstar tweeted about getting detained at US airports “every damn time.”
He has reacted to apology of Richard R Verma, US Ambassador to New Delhi, and Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, US Department of State. The US Ambassador to New Delhi Richard R Verma tweeted an apology to the star Friday, saying the US government was working to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
Biswal had earlier tweeted, “Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!”
Replying to Verma, Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, “No trouble sir, respect the protocol & not expecting 2 b above it. It’s just a tad inconvenient. Thx for ur concern.” His reply to Biswal was in the same vein.
In 2012 he was stopped at an airport in White Plains, NY and in 2009 he was detained for two hours at Newark airport. It’s not clear why Shah Rukh was detained or for how long this time.
Tweeting about it, SRK had written, “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.
Khan, 50, in another tweet said, “The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.”
The US Customs and Border Protection wrote to India’s New York Mission apologizing for the incident. – CINEWS