SRK detained at Los Angeles Airport; US Ambassador Apologises

NEW DELHI: Hours after actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted about his detention at the Los Angeles airport, the US envoy has apologized “for the trouble”.

“Sorry for the trouble at LAX @iamsrk,” the US ambassador to India, Richard Verma, tweeted on Friday, adding that they are “working to ensure it doesn’t happen again”.

“Your work inspires millions, including in the US,” Verma wrote on Twitter.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was again “detained” at the Los Angeles airport, the third time in seven years that he has been stopped by US immigration officials at the country’s airports, with the actor expressing disappointment on social media.

“I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks,” (sic) the actor tweeted after being detained at the Los Angeles airport.

“The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons,” the 50-year-old actor said in another tweet referring to the widely popular web game.

Khan, who was in the US to visit Yale University, was detained at Los Angeles airport and given immigration clearance only after about two hours.

Assistant secretary of state for south and central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal apologized for the “hassle” Khan faced at the airport.

“Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening,” Biswal tweeted.


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