Why Zareen Khan was questioned at the New York airport

Actor Zareen Khan, whoc travels to the United States quite often was surprised when she was stopped at the airport at New York for quetioning, while her brother was allowed to go.
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Updated on Apr 06, 2017 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKavita Awasthi, New Delhi

Zareen Khan, who was last seen in Housefull 2 (2012), was recently stopped by US officials at the John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, USA. The actor, who was visiting the country with her sister and manager for a show, was grilled about her visa and travel plans.

While there is buzz that it was her surname that landed her in the situation, Zareen herself preferred not to comment on that aspect of the incident. A source close to the actor says, “Zareen travels to the US quite often. But this time, when she landed at JFK, her manager was allowed to pass through immigration immediately, but she and her sister were taken to another room for questioning.”

However, the actor was soon let off. “Zareen was surprised, as she has visited the US a number of times, but has never been questioned like this. She cooperated with the officials, and answered all the questions, post which, she was let off,” adds the source.

When contacted, Zareen confirmed the news, saying, “It wasn’t pleasant, but I am always up for proper security clearance. Hence, I co-operated with the airport officials. I am in the US for a show, and I love the adulation I get from people here. That matters to me. I want to be in a positive frame of mind, and not let anything affect me.”

Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan was stopped by the US authorities while he was travelling to the country.

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