Friday, 13 April 2012

Shah Rukh Khan detained by US immigration en route to Yale

Actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained for two hours at an airport in New York after arriving in the US to address students at Yale University.
Khan – who flew into the city’s White Plains airport in a private jet – only received immigration clearance after intervention by the Indian Consul General.
The actor had been scheduled to attend a Press Conference before travelling on to the Ivy League university to receive a fellowship and speak to students.
Reports say the press conference and the lecture had to be delayed by more than 3 hours due to the actor’s detention.
Arriving at the press conference, Khan commented, “Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kick the star out of stardom.”
The US Customs and Border Protection Agency later released a statement apologizing for the incident.
In 2009 the actor was detained for two hours at Newark airport in New Jersey because, he said, “he had a Muslim name.”
-          Staff Reporter (Edited by Vijitha Alles)

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