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Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport

Discussion in 'Shah Rukh Khan Dhamaal' started by sheruka, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. sheruka

    sheruka SRK forever

    Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport



    As per News 24, SRK and Yasin were detained for 2 hours for questioning at the Newark airport. According to the media, it was because they are KHANS , SRK was allowed to get a call after 2 hours to the indian embassy and then they allowed him to go.:)

    HOW IRONY WAS THE SITUATION FOR THE FILM MNIK?
     
  2. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    AW: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Yes i know i have seen it on CNN IBN the still show it not sure what it is in English it is shown it the news wich runing on the ground of the screen. I have post that also in the thread about the Dinner Last Night. That is :mad2: not to belive. I mean Shah Rukh is still making a film about such thinks and now that.
     
  3. sheruka

    sheruka SRK forever

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    MUMBAI: Superstar Shahrukh Khan was detained for about two hours early Saturday morning (around 1am IST) at Newark airport in the US because his

    surname featured on the most common list. The actor, who is visiting the US to attend a South Asian event where he was the guest of honour was released after Congress MP Rajiv Shukla spoke to the authorities in the US and the Indian counsulate.

    The actor was detained after his name flashed on the computer. He was asked several questions about the purpose of his visit. His hand baggage was checked. He was not allowed to even make a phone call for nearly an hour.

    Speaking to TOI, the actor said: "I told them I was a movie star and had recently visited the country for the shooting of my film. Nothing seemed to convince the immigration officer. There were other immigration officers who even vouched for me but this particular officer did not listen to anyone. I even told them I had an invitation from the South Asian community and was there to attend an event.’’ Shahrukh is to return to India on August 18.

    Shukla, who came to the actor’s rescue condemned this act saying, "It is really not fair. Just because he has a common surname does not mean that every Muslim can be taken as a suspect or considered to be a terrorist. The Amercian authorities should adopt a methodology so that well-known names like Shahrukh Khan and APJ Abdul Kalam are not harassed like this. They should focus on getting the actual suspects.’’
     
  4. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    AW: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Thank you Shereen can you say me from wich News Paper the article is please.
    That can not be true what a stupid and stuborn officer :mad2:
    It was not allowed him to make a Phone call for a hour? Hello has this officer ever hear from a think called Human rights? And that all because his Surname is Khan?
     
  5. Pompula

    Pompula Shahrukh Fan-Girl

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    HOW DARE THEY?!?!?!?! :mad2::mad2:

    And it sounds like this guy really had some personal problem, because if his colleagues recognised Shahrukh and told him, but he still wouldn't believe it. That's not normal... I'm glad that Indian embassy got involved. I think they should make an official complaint! I know Shahrukh is not a politician or someone with diplomati immunity, but damn it! if someone does anything to hurt Hamara Sweet Shahrukh, I get so angry I can't think straight!

    Ok, I have to go now to my grandmother's birthday, but if I didn't, I would spend next two hours on this thread ranting!!! :rant::rant:

    Thank God everything worked out finally!
     
  6. Pompula

    Pompula Shahrukh Fan-Girl

    Re: AW: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Yes, the links please...
     
  7. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    AW: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Oh Katja i know i could that officer :boxing::boxing: poor baby with his hurting shoulder he had to sit there for 2 Hours :Cry: That officer should pray that i never get him in my hands.:rant::mad2:
     
  8. darina4srk

    darina4srk SRKManiac

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    SRK detained in US airport on I-day

    TNN 15 August 2009, 11:23am IST

    Actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained for over two hours at the Newark airport, New Jersey. He was questioned and released after Indian embassy officials vouched for him He was in the US to attend Independence Day celebrations.
    The star, who is currently filming for My Name is Khan, underwent "humiliating" questioning. His bodyguards were also grilled. Shah Rukh told the authorities that he was an Indian celebrity. Several Bollywood celebs are in the US for I-Day celebrations, including Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4896226.cms
     
  9. sonataca

    sonataca SRK's Mommy

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Why do they do that? Real criminals are never caught easily and they suspect innocent people, what world do they live in???

    I don't wanna get all political and all but it's just unfair! That officer, I want to like :laser: :boxing:

    this is really disappointing...:mad:
     
  10. Pedi

    Pedi Well-Known Member

    AW: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    I`m shocked :eek::eek::eek: - I still can`t believe this - what kind of officer is that???? :rant::mad2:
    Two hours :crazy::crazy:
     
  11. darina4srk

    darina4srk SRKManiac

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Shah Rukh detained in US - over ‘Khan’ name

    August 15th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS

    New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained for two hours at a US airport after American immigration officials spotted the ‘Khan’ in his name, his aide said.

    Shah Rukh was on its way to Chicago to attend a function to mark India’s Independence Day when the incident took place at Newark airport.

    “He was detained because his surname is Khan. He was kept until officials from the Indian embassy intervened. Now he has been released,” Niloufer Qureshi, Shah Rukh’s manager, told IANS over telephone from Mumbai.

    Other Bollywood stars like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan too are set to attend the event.

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal...-detained-in-us-over-khan-name_100232835.html

    Okay, so now I know his manager's name. I found her FB profile but I'm not sure if she is the person. Can someone tell me?
     
  12. Pedi

    Pedi Well-Known Member

  13. darina4srk

    darina4srk SRKManiac

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    US authorities detains King Khan, grill him for nearly two hours

    August 15th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI

    New Jersey / New Delhi, Aug 15(ANI): Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan was detained for about two hours on Saturday morning at Newark airport in New Jersey, USA.

    Khan has arrived here to attend a South Asian related event.

    Khan was released after Congress MP Rajiv Shukla spoke to the authorities in the US and the Indian consulate.

    He was detained after his name flashed on a computer and was asked several questions about the purpose of his visit.

    Khan’s hand baggage was checked. The authorities did not even allow him to make a phone call for nearly an hour.

    Reacting to the incident, Khan said, “I told them I was a movie star and had recently visited the country for the shooting of my film. Nothing seemed to convince the immigration officer. There were other immigration officers, who even vouched for me but this particular officer, did not listen to anyone. I even told them I had an invitation from the South Asian community and was there to attend an event.”

    Reacting to the news, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, said, “I don’t think frisking is conducted with a religious bias in mind, but in the US, there have been many such cases when authorities go overboard.

    Soni demanded that American citizens should also be frisked in the same manner that Indians are frisked.

    The incident, ironically, comes at a time when Khan is preparing for Karan Johar’s ‘My Name Is Khan’, a film touching upon the minority being targeted for no fault of theirs only because of suspicion. (ANI)

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal...grill-him-for-nearly-two-hours_100232849.html
     
  14. sheruka

    sheruka SRK forever

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    hey fisrt was from TV, no link:)

    second one was from face book, again no link.
     
  15. Pedi

    Pedi Well-Known Member

    AW: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/srk-detained-at-newarknj-airport-questioned/99258-8.html


    SRK held at Newark-NJ airport, questioned
    New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly detained at the Newark-New Jersey airport on Friday night when he was in transit to Chicago.


    According to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Khan – who was on his way to Chicago to attend the Indian Independence Day celebrations there – was detained by the airport officials and questioned for two hours.


    It is, however, not clear why SRK was put under detention but Masand reported that he was allowed only one phone call during the period and was let off only after the intervention by Indian embassy officials.


    Incidentally, Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming releases include Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan which has jehad as its theme.


    Fox STAR Studios will finance and distribute the film, reportedly spending Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion/$20 million) in the process.


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    Shah Rukh Khan is one the biggest and the most-recognised Indian stars and has been conferred a number of international honours and accolades.


    In October 2008, Khan was conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka, the highest honour conferred in Malaysia, equivalent to "Sir" in British knighthood


    He was also honoured with an honorary doctorate in arts and culture from Britain's University of Bedfordshire in 2009.


    But its not the first time an Indian actor has been detained.


    CELEB DETAINEES


    Irrfan Khan was stopped for questioning not once but twice. The first time at Los Angeles airport. He was there to receive an Independent Spirit Award for The Namesake. The actor claims he was detained because he is a Muslim.


    Neil Nitin Mukesh were also detained in a similar fashion but at New York airport, where he was scheduled to shoot for Yashraj film New York. Immigration Authorities allegedly stopped Neil because they couldn't believe he was from India
     
  16. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

  17. sonataca

    sonataca SRK's Mommy

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    I feel so sorry for Shahrukh and Yaseen, this is totally religion-based act, I am so sad! Shahrukh should take action about that officer.

    The NY airport people did it to Neil Nitin Mukash, now NJ goes to Shahrukh, very bad, it's just...
     
  18. darina4srk

    darina4srk SRKManiac

    Re: Breaking News: SRK detained for questioning at US airport::eek:

    Detained because My Name is Khan, says SRK

    Published on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 12:40 in Entertainment section

    New Delhi: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly detained at the Newark-New Jersey airport on Friday night when he was in transit to Chicago.

    According to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Khan - who was on his way to Chicago to attend the Indian Independence Day celebrations there - was detained by the airport officials and questioned for two hours.

    Masand reports the actor was allowed only one phone call during the period and was let off only after the intervention by Indian embassy officials.

    Shah Rukh Khan spoke exclusively with CNN-IBN and admitted he was shocked at the behaviour of the immigration officials. “It was in Newark where I was detained for questioning. It was because they said my name was common to some name that popped up on the computer. They were asking me silly questions like if I knew someone in the US who could vouch for me, if I could give them numbers of people they could get in touch with,” he said.

    “I had all the documents; they were asking me where I was going to be staying. I gave the name of FOX people with whom I had finalised a deal a few days ago as contacts. I kept on giving numbers. They wanted to know why I came here,” he said.

    Shah Rukh said the officers wanted to check his baggage but since it had not arrived, he was taken to a room where other people were also waiting for a second check on their visa.

    “I was taken to a room where many people were awaiting a secondary check on visa, most were Asians. In fact many officers were reluctantly vouching for me, asking for autographs and a Pakistani fan even said he knew who I was. But the officers said it was procedure and kept taking numbers from me. They told me you can’t use the phone in this area. I sent a message home and to my secretary and Rajiv Shukla. It took almost two hours. They did not take my fingerprints,” he said.

    Asked if he felt angry, the actor said he felt bad “for the people in the room”.

    “I did feel bad for a lot of people in that room, I know because I had an escort and someone would recognise me, I will get out. Others may face more trouble,” he said.

    “I have extra security because of my name. I can handle this but when you have someone as respectable as an ex-president getting frisked, I am nobody,” he said.

    Shah Rukh also admitted that he didn’t really like going to shoot in the US. "I am glad my family was not there, this has happened to me earlier. I am a shy, scared traveler and I really have to hold back my sense of humour. It certainly does well for people whose names are known, for others it's trouble. My guard was also denied a visa apparently because he too had a common name”.

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/detained-because-my-name-is-khan-says-srk/99259-8.html
     
  19. sonataca

    sonataca SRK's Mommy

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    Oh Shahrukh, I am so sorry, I can now understand very well why you don't like coming to US...
     
  20. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

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    :Cry: thats our Sweetheart. He has trouble and he feels bad for the others. God knows how long all the peopel there has to wait in that room. :(
     

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