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US State Dept official apologises to Shah Rukh Khan for trouble at LA airport

Nisha Biswas, who is the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, took to Twitter to apologise to the Bollywood superstar.

bollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2016 10:37 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan
Nisha Biswas, who is the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, took to Twitter to apologise Shah Rukh Khan.(AFP)

A US Department of State official apologised to Shah Rukh Khan after he was detained at the Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday.

Nisha Biswas, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, took to Twitter to apologise to the Bollywood superstar.

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Shah Rukh tweeted early Friday that he was detained at the LA airport and was not particularly happy about it.

According to reports, even though an alarm was raised, he was cleared in an hour by the US immigration department officials. Shah Rukh has also not filed any complaint with the authorities in India about the same.

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In 2012, Khan was detained at New York Airport for over two hours by immigration officials after arriving from India --- in a private plane with Nita Ambani -- to address students at Yale University.

While Nita, wife of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, and the rest of their group were cleared immediately, Khan was stopped and was given immigration clearance only after about two hours.

The US Embassy in New Delhi later issued a statement apologising for the incident: “Please allow me on behalf of our diplomatic mission in India to apologize if Mr. Shah Rukh Khan experienced an inconvenience or delay yesterday in White Plains, New York, on his way to Yale University,” the US embassy spokesperson, Peter Vrooman, told reporters in New Delhi.

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