Twitter Battle as SRK was detained yet Again at Los Angeles Airport

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Widely regarded as the King of Bollywood throughout the world and the most famous Indian celebrity, Shah Rukh Khan was detained yet again on Thursday night at Los Angeles airport. This was the third time the 50 year-old superstar was detained after 2009 and 2012, and the veteran actor expressed his annoyance over twitter minutes after he was stopped at airport immigration.

Twitter, waking up to news headlines on Friday, directed Shah Rukh Khan to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has gained a reputation for swift action when tweeted to for help.

The US Customs and Border Protection wrote to India’s New York Mission apologizing but it wasn’t the first time SRK had been through extra screening at an American airport.

While this time Shah Rukh Khan has not disclosed why he was heading to the US, he did happen to meet Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar at the airport:

In 2009, Shah Rukh Khan was detained at US immigration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport for two hours in New Jersey because his name came up on a computer alert list.

In 2012, again, Shah Rukh Khan was detained at White Plains airport near New York when He was invited to deliver a lecture at Yale, and was travelling with Nita Ambani. He had travelled on a private plane and was en route to Yale University for a talk when he was stopped.

Yes, he is a muslim by birth (Which seems to bother America a lot), and yes his surname is ‘Khan’ but that doesn’t mean that a celebrity of his stature and his level of commitment( in his own field obviously) should be publicly detained like this. This is the very kind of thing that leads to controversy and hard feelings towards the United States government on a general basis and who knows, it might just have ticked off some very volatile SRK fans in some of our neighbouring countries.

When the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook coming to India and enjoying Shah Rukh’s hospitality, there is not supposed to be any concern regarding his trips to US.

He is an actor and has been like that for close to thirty years and the only threat he can pose to America is by unknowingly creating an ambush of crazy Bollywood fans in foreign land.

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