This early morning Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained at the Los Angeles airport in US by immigration officials.

The actor took to micro-blogging website, Twitter, to express his anger. He tweeted, “I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.”

The U.S. Department of State did apologise following his detention and offered a clarification, saying that the detention was something that even ‘American diplomats’ have to suffer through.

In 2009, Khan was detained by US immigration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Khan had ironically been visiting to promote his film ‘My Name Is Khan’. Three years later, he was again detained at the New York Airport. Khan had been en route to address students at the Yale University but got detained for an atrociously long two odd hours. Khan had tried to deal with it with his characteristically spontaneous sense of humour.

“Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kicked the star out of stardom. They always ask me how tall I am and I always lie and say 5 feet 10 inches. Next time I am going to get more adventurous. (If they ask me) What colour are you, I am going to say white”, he had quirkily remarked while addressing the students.



  1. SRK fans are were getting unnecessarily excited when US president Barack Obama said a dialogue of SRK “Bade Bade Desho mein…. you know what I mean”. They start trending Obama is an SRK fan… so and so.
    But the same USA detained him for the 3rd time, first in 2009 then in 2012 and now today.
    As an Indian first, I condemn the repeating shameful acts of USA to humiliate SRK again and again. Even i don’t like SRK but he is a superstar and whatever he has achieved is because his hard work and the support of his fans. As an proud Indian, i would say no one has right to disrespect our Indian superstar.
    And i request to all SRK fans, stop getting excited when someone like Obama or other praises SRK. SRK is not a super-star because of Obama, he is a superstar because of you.
    May be some SRK fans will still dislike my comment, but the sensible ones will agree.