“Rizwan Khan: My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.”
(from movie “My Name Is Khan”, 2010)
Today for the second time Shah Rukh Khan has been detained by the US border control, presumably because of his last name.
The Bollywood superstar was detained at a New York airport for over two hours by immigration officials after arriving from India in a private plane with Nita Ambani, to address students at Yale University.
While Nita, wife of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and the rest of their group were cleared immediately, Khan was stopped and was given immigration clearance only after about two hours, sources told PTI.
The US customs and border protection authorities expressed profound apologies for the Shah Rukh Khan detention incident.
Meanwhile there is a strong reaction to this detention in India, mostly from politicians on Indian TV news…
Later Shah Rukh Khan joked about it with the students of Yale University: “Whenever I start feeling arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to America. The immigration guys kick the star out of stardom.”
It also echoes another quote from the movie, “My Name Is Khan”:
“Razia Khan: Remember one thing, son. There are only two kinds of people in this world. Good people who do good deeds. And bad people who do bad. That’s the only difference in human beings. There’s no other difference. Understood? What did you understand? Tell me. Tell me
Rizwan Khan: Good people. Bad people. No other difference. ”
There is inedeed no other difference…this detention shows it well…;)
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