Not alone Shahrukh Khan, but Irrfan Khan has also been stopped a number of times international airports for sudden checks. However, Aamir Khan who also shares the same surname with Shahrukh and Irrfan, has never been stopped for inquiry.
“I was never detained,” Aamir Khan told reporters.
On Thursday, Shah Rukh was stopped at the New York airport for nearly two hours. This was the second time SRK had to face such an embarrassment. Though the US immigration authorities apologised, yet, the incident did not go well with New Delhi. They reacted telling Washington this “habit of detention and then apology” won’t do.
Irrfan said: “Even I have been stopped many-a-times at airports at immigration.”
“Whenever you cross immigration, you give your passport and they would ask you the purpose of your visit. And then they would suddenly check something on their computer and their perception changes,” Irrfan told reporters, at the launch of the DVD of “Paan Singh Tomar”.
“They take away your phone and do not allow you to call anyone. They call the police and take you in and you can’t question them. This is system’s ignorance…Their system is not foolproof. When all verifications are properly done, then they leave you,” he added.