April 13th, 2012
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King Khan detained at New York airport again

New York: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who arrived here to deliver his lecture at 4pm at the Yale University was detained yet again for over two hours at a New York airport. Before addressing the students at the Yale University, which is three hours from New York, Khan said, he was “detained” at the airport “as always happens”.

The bollywood star arrived for the press meet three hours behind schedule and his hour-long lecture started at about 6pm. “Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kicked the star out of stardom,” Khan said with some sarcasm addressing the students at the University.

Khan, who has been named a Chubb Fellow, was accompanied by Neeta Ambani wife of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. They were understood to have arrived in a private plane at the New York`s White Plain airport. Neeta and the rest of the group were cleared immediately. Khan was stopped and was given immigration clearance only after about two hours.

Earlier, when informed about Khan being held up at the White Plains airport in New York, Yale University officials “contacted and spoke with officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Department of US Immigration and Customs in Washington,” the sources said.They added that Khan was “very very upset” at the episode and it “took time for the university officials to make him comfortable again.”

In 2009 also, he was stopped at the Newark airport and was released after two-hour of grilling. Khan had said at the time he was detained for nearly two hours at the Newark International Airport because of his last name. Mr Kahn himself told the student gathering that this has happened to him “three to four times before.” “It was nice, as it always happens,” Khan said with a slight smile even as students in the audience gave out a large sigh and booed the US authorities when they heard Khan telling them he was detained.


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