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SRK's interrogation in US was a waste of time: Farah Khan

IANS  New Delhi, August 18, 2009
First Published: 20:33 IST(18/8/2009) | Last Updated: 20:34 IST(18/8/2009)
Well-known choreographer-director Farah Khan feels the authorities at the Newark airport in the US wasted precious time interrogating Bollywood super star and her close friend Shah Rukh Khan, so much so that "three-four terrorists must have entered the US within that time".

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"The officer who was on duty wasted so much time, energy and resources interrogating Shah Rukh that three-four terrorists must have entered the US within that time," Farah told reporters in New Delhi.

"That officers wasted the time. They should have just gone and searched his name online and they would have known within five minutes who he is. Shah Rukh also ended up wasting time and the American government also wasted so much time," she added.

Farah, who was in the capital for the launch of her celebrity chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein to be aired on STAR Plus, said that even though it was a mere security check, it shouldn't have taken so long.

"What wrong was Shah Rukh going to do there? What were they doing for so long? I agree that there should be strict security, but when he had his passport, work permit, it didn't make sense. Just because his name is Muslim, how can they take so long?" she said.

However, unlike many other celebrities with a Muslim name, Farah says she has never experienced such racial bias during her visits to the US or any other country.

Farah and Shah Rukh teamed up in hits like Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om.


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