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US ambassador apologises to Shah Rukh for detention, SRK says thank you

The United States ambassador to India, Richard Verma, apologised on Friday to actor Shah Rukh Khan for his brief detention at the Los Angeles airport that sparked outrage in India.

bollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2016 12:51 IST
Dhrubo Jyoti
Dhrubo Jyoti
Hindustan Times
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Shah Rukh Khan was detained briefly at the Los Angeles airport.(AFP File Photo)

The United States ambassador to India, Richard Verma, apologised on Friday to actor Shah Rukh Khan for his brief detention at the Los Angeles airport that sparked outrage in India.

The bollywood star thanked the US ambassador, saying he didn’t mind following protocol but called the detention “a tad inconvenient”.

The exchange came hours after a US State Department official Nisha Biswal also tweeted to Khan saying she was “sorry for the hassle” but pointing out that US diplomats also faced such situations.

Indian government sources expressed frustration at Khan being stopped again without any reason but it wasn’t clear whether the actor was let go after government intervention.

First Published: Aug 12, 2016 12:47 IST