Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan thanked senior US diplomat after she apologised for detaining him at LA Airport.
No hassle ma’m.Respect the protocol,not expecting to b above it. Appreciate ur graciousness, its just inconvenient. https://t.co/7QFatghuuu
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016
Khan said he was detained at a US airport following which a senior US diplomat of Indian origin apologised.
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal tweeted: “Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!”
This is not the first time that Shah Rukh, one of Hindi film industry’s most successful stars, was detained at a US airport.
In 2012, he was detained at a New York airport for two hours when he had arrived to visit Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.
In 2009, he was stopped at the Newark Airport, New Jersey, and was released after two hours at the intervention of the Indian consulate in New York.
“I was really hassled at the American Airport because of my name being Khan. It was absolutely uncalled for. I felt angry and humiliated,” said Shah Rukh, who was then heading towards Chicago to participate in an Independence Day celebration event.
“It is a Muslim name and I think the name is common on their checklist,” he had then said.