Shahrukh Khan detained at US airport for 2 hours

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Shahrukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained for two hours at a US airport after American immigration officials spotted the ‘Khan’ in his name, his aide said. Shah Rukh was on its way to Chicago to attend a function to mark India’s Independence Day when the incident took place at Newark airport. He was detained because his surname is Khan. He was kept until officials from the Indian embassy intervened.

Now he has been released, Niloufer Qureshi, Shah Rukh’s manager, told IANS over telephone from Mumbai. Other Bollywood stars like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan too are set to attend the event. Irrfan Khan was stopped for questioning not once but twice. The first time at Los Angeles airport. He was there to receive an Independent Spirit Award for The Namesake. The actor claims he was detained because he is a Muslim.

Neil Nitin Mukesh were also detained in a similar fashion but at New York airport, where he was scheduled to shoot for Yashraj film New York. Immigration Authorities allegedly stopped Neil because they couldn’t believe he was from India.


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