Shah Rukh Khan detained at US airport; US ambassador apologises

Hours after Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted about being detained by immigration authorities at the Los Angeles airport, US authorities have apologised to the actor. 

US ambassador to India, Rich Verma, apologised for the trouble and said that they were working so that the incident does not happen again. 

Sorry for the trouble at LAX @iamsrk. We are working to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Your work inspires millions, including in the US.

— Rich Verma (@USAmbIndia) August 12, 2016
The news was confirmed by the actor on Twitter and expressed displeasure at being detained by the department every single time. 

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

However, he later seemed to look at the ‘bright side’ of the act, which helped him catch ‘some really nice pokemons’. 

The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016

In the past too, the actor has been detained by the immigration authorities at two airports — at New York and New Jersey.

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