US Ambassador to India Richard Verma apologised to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeting that he was sorry for the trouble caused to the actor at the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) on Thursday. He further added that they were working to ensure that such an incident doesn’t happen in the future. He said that the actor’s work inspires millions, including those who live in the US. Shah Rukh Khan was detained at Los Angeles airport for questioning by the US immigration department.
Tweeting from his official handle, @USAmbIndia, Verma said, “Sorry for the trouble at LAX @iamsrk. We are working to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Your work inspires millions, including in the US.”
The incident in which Shah Rukh Khan was detained at Los Angeles airport for questioning by the US immigration department wasn’t the first incident. It was the third such instance when Shah Rukh was detained at a US airport. The actor tweeted about his frustration, saying, “I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every…time really really s****.” SRK, however, found a silver lining as he “caught some really nice Pokemons” while waiting, he tweeted.He was earlier detained in 2012 at the New York airport for 2-3 hours. The US customs and border protection authorities had expressed “profound” apologies for his detention then. The superstar had later said in an interview to reporters in February 2016 that he held no grudges against the officials but it was uncomfortable to be waiting at the airport without any reason.