Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was detained at the Los Angeles airport yet again by the United States (US) immigration officials for questioning on Thursday because a man with the same name is on the U.S. no-fly list of around 80,000 people.
The 50-year-old actor let out his frustration by putting out a tweet:
"I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," he said.
"The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons."
While there was no response from the immigration department, the U.S. State Department's Assistant Secretary on South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal responded to Khan's tweet saying:
Sorry for the hassle at the airport, @iamsrk - even American diplomats get pulled for extra screening!
— Nisha Biswal (@NishaBiswal) August 12, 2016
But it seems the news didn't go down well with Khan's fans who took it upon themselves to defend the actor on Twitter, while some went against him.
Why always #ShahRukhKhan gets detained at USA airports. The officials this time must hv watched his recent movies
— Amit A (@Amit_smiling) August 12, 2016
— MouthShut.com (@MouthShut) August 12, 2016
Instead of abusing USA for their shameful act, some idiots of our own country are abusing SRK..Grow up.. #ShahRukhKhan
— Juned Alam (@TheJunedAlam) August 12, 2016
— Rishi Raval (@IMRishiRaval) August 12, 2016
Those who don't respect their own country get it right on the face in other counties #ShahRukhKhan
— Veerdhaval (@VeerArjey) August 12, 2016
— Bal Chandra Jha (@bcjhabalaji) August 12, 2016
— Hunting_Hunters (@eparitosh) August 12, 2016