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SRK signs body scan prints for fans

Shah Rukh Khan isn’t intimidated by the full body-scan machines recently installed at London airports — in fact, he’s been signing printouts of his X-rays. The actor revealed on a weekend show on UK television that he had turned the controversial machines into a public relations opportunity at Heathrow.

world Updated: Feb 10, 2010 01:43 IST

Shah Rukh Khan isn’t intimidated by the full body-scan machines recently installed at London airports — in fact, he’s been signing printouts of his X-rays.

The actor revealed on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross — a weekend show on UK television — that he had turned the controversial machines into a public relations opportunity at Heathrow.

“I’m always stopped by security, because of the name. And I think its okay: the western world is a little bit worried, paranoid and touchy, I guess, and feely when they’re frisking you,” Khan said.

He was explaining how his new film My Name Is Khan was about a Muslim named Khan on a mission to tell the US President he is not a terrorist.

“I was in London recently going through the airport and these new machines have come up, the body scans. You’ve got to see them. It makes you embarrassed — if you’re not well endowed.

Khan said he did not know that the scans — installed after last year’s abortive Christmas Day bombing of a transatlantic flight —showed every detail of the body.

“Then I saw these girls —they had these printouts. I looked at them. I thought they were some forms you had to fill. I said ‘give them to me’ — and you could see everything inside. So I autographed them for them.”

Khan’s experience is being cited by conservative US commentators as evidence that claims that such images would not be saved or distributed were untrue.