Following this, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal tweeted: “Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!”

This is not the first time for Shah Rukh, one of Hindi film industry’s most successful stars, was detained at a US airport. In 2009, he was stopped at the Newark Airport and was released after two hours at the intervention of the Indian consulate in New York and also in 2012, he was detained at a New York airport for two hours when he had arrived to visit Yale University, where he was honoured as a Chubb Fellow.

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