Shah Rukh Khan, ‘King of Bollywood,’ Was Detained at a U.S. Airport for the Third Time
Shah Rukh Khan, the Indian actor known as the “King of Bollywood,” said he was detained for a few hours at an American airport on Thursday. Again.
To detain one of India’s biggest celebrities would itself attract international headlines, but this, he said, was the third time that he had been held then released while traveling in the United States.
His treatment at American airports was already a sore point among his fans as well as critics of airport security procedures, with each episodesparking outrage and discussion. Mr. Khan was estimated to have a net worth of $600 million in 2014, making him one of the richest actors in the world, just after Jerry Seinfeld.
Mr. Khan did not name the airport or say why he had been held, but Rich Verma, the American ambassador to India, said in an apology on Twitter that the incident had happened at Los Angeles International Airport.