Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who arrived here to visit the Yale University, was detained 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”.
Khan, who has been named a Chubb Fellow, was accompanied by Nita Ambani and they were understood to have arrived in a private plane at the New York’s White Plain airport. Ambani`s daughter is a student of Yale University. Sources said, while everybody else were cleared by the immigration department immediately, Khan was stopped for over two hours before being cleared by the immigration officials.
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah while reacting to the Shah Rukh’s detention tweeted, “Honestly what’s the big deal?? This airport detention thing happens all the time & to all sorts of people. Get over it.”
“Khan was very very upset at the episode. Yale University officials had to contact the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Department at Washington, when they come to know about his detention,” sources said. In 2009 also, he was stopped at the Newark airport and was released after two-hour of grilling.