U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma apologized to Shah Rukh Khan for his detention at Los Angeles airport and said the US was working to ensure that it does not happen again. – @Siliconeer #Siliconeer #Bollywood #SRK #ShahRukhKhan #LAX @iamsrk #iamsrk
Verma’s comment on Twitter was appreciated by Khan who thanked him for his concern.
“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,” Verma tweeted.
Khan had tweeted that he was detained at Los Angeles airport but it was not clear when the incident occurred.
Responding to Verma’s tweet, the 50-year-old actor said, “No trouble sir, respect the protocol & not expecting 2 b above it. It s just a tad inconvenient. Thx for ur concern.”
It is the third time in seven years that Khan has been stopped by U.S. immigration officials at the country’s airports.
The actor expressed disappointment on social media after the incident.
“I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at U.S. immigration every damn time really really sucks,” (sic) the actor tweeted.
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in the U.S. Department of State Nisha Desai Biswal also apologized to Khan for the “hassle.”
“Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening,” Biswal tweeted.
In April 2012, Khan was detained at the White Plains airport near New York for over two hours by immigration officials. In 2009, he was detained at the Newark Airport in New Jersey for nearly two hours.
On the lighter side, SRK was happy to catch Pokemons on the go as he waited.