The actor expressed his frustration on Twitter after being detained by the US Immigration yet again.
Shah Rukh Khan sees the 'brighter side' as US Immigration catches up with him again
12 Aug 2016 12:25 IST
Updated : 17:26 IST
Shah Rukh Khan was detained by the US Immigration officials at the Los Angeles Airport today due to security concerns. This is the third time he has been detained by the US immigration, and the actor certainly isn’t happy by the turn of events.
SRK took to his Twitter account to express his frustration. He wrote, “I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.” Soon enough, he followed it up with a light-hearted message that read, “The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.”
I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016
The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016
Later on, Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for for South and Central Asia in the US Department apologized to the Fan actor but also mentioned that even American diplomats get pulled up at airports. She tweeted to SRK, “Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk - even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!”
Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk - even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!— Nisha Biswal (@NishaBiswal) August 12, 2016
Ever the gracious King, Shah Rukh tweeted back saying it was no 'hassle', just an inconvenience.
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
The actor was detained a couple of times by the US Immigration in the last few years. His ordeal was the toughest in 2009 when he was detained at the Newark International Airport since his name cropped up in the list of suspicious names. It turned out that a terrorist had nicknamed himself Shah Rukh Khan since he happens to be a big fan of the Badshah of Bollywood. The actor had previously joked that everytime he feels to arrogant, he simply takes a trip to the US.
While Shah Rukh might have let the issue go as soon as he stepped out of the airport, the incident was taken up by Twitterati immediately. Many of the Twitterati, including Rohit Sharma, got on to the act.
#ShahrukhKhan shud carry sm DVDs of his movie"My name is Khan" so tht US Dept. cud watch n undrstnd "He may overact bt he isn't a Terrorist"— Rohit Sharma (@imRo45_) August 12, 2016
#ShahRukhKhan— Game Over (@richNigga_ZZ) August 12, 2016
"Don Ko pakadna muskil hee nhi namumkin h"
US Immigration officer: Funny. Tell us another joke.
US immigration has just watched FAN...they are just confirming that it's Aryan and not Gaurav.— Drunk BATMAN (@Caped_Humor) August 12, 2016
Such a realistic acting...LOL#ShahRukhKhan