Published On: Fri, Apr 13th, 2012

US Apologizes to Shah Rukh Khan

The United States homeland security committed a big boo-boo on Thursday for detaining Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, for at least two hours when the actor jetted into the US aboard a private plane enroute to a speaking engagement at the Yale University.

Acknowledging their grave mistake, the US on Friday apologized to Shah Rukh Khan for any inconvenience his detention of over two hours at an American airport may have caused and said it would put in place systems that can help address such circumstances.

US Embassy spokesperson Peter Vrooman tried to appease Khan’s camp saying many Americans are great fans of Indian movies and respect the work of “great actor” Shah Rukh Khan.

“Please allow me on behalf of our diplomatic mission in India to apologise if Mr Shah Rukh Khan experienced an inconvenience or delay yesterday in White Plains, New York on his way to Yale University,” Vrooman told reporters.

Khan immediately proceeded to his speaking engagement at Yale University as soon as he was given permission to enter the country, where he recounted his experience at the airport to his audience.

The actor was still in high spirits as he said in jest that every time he gets too full of himself as a Bollywood star he makes a trip to the United States where airport officials kick the ‘star’ out of ‘stardom’.

About the Author

- is a former Entertainment News Editor at The University of Tennessee's independent student newspaper, the Daily Beacon. She acts on her passion to improve citizen journalism through various initiatives such as the OJO, Citizen Journalist League, the World Journalists Summit, and InterJOURN. Leslie is co-author and creative director of various citizen journalism books that is sold in the United States and the U.K.

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