After US Ambassador Richard Verma and US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal apologised to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for being detained at Los Angeles airport, the actor on Friday thanked them for their concern and said that he respected the protocol.
"No trouble sir, respect the protocol and not expecting 2 (to) b (be) above it. It&’s just a tad inconvenient. Thx (thanks) for ur (your) concern," Shah Rukh said in reply to Verma’s tweet. Earlier, the ambassador wrote, "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."
Apologising to the star, Biswal posted, "Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk – even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!".
Shah Rukh appreciated her graciousness and replied, "No hassle ma’m. Respect the protocol,not expecting to b (be) above it. Appreciate ur (your) graciousness, it’s just inconvenient."
The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actor took to microblogging website Twitter on Friday to share the news that he was detained by the US Immigration Department once again. He said that getting detained "every damn time really sucks". However, on a funnier note he added that he caught Pokemons at the airport.
"I fully understand and respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," SRK posted.
In another tweet he wrote, "The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons."
This is not the first time that the US Immigration Department has detained the star. In 2012, while Shah Rukh was on his way to address students at Yale University, he was detained for 90 minutes at the White Plains airport near New York. In 2009, he was questioned for two hours at Newark airport and was released after the Indian embassy intervened.