Bollywood dismayed over saga


Here’s what Khan’s friends and colleagues had to say:

Karan Johar:

I am shocked and upset...feeling terrible.

Priyanka Chopra: Shocking, disturbing and downright disgraceful. It’s such behaviour that fuels hatred and racism. Shah Rukh Khan is a world figure.

Kabir Khan: When I heard this news, I was so surprised, it has almost become a routine…if you have a Muslim name you are bound to be questioned. It happened with me thrice in the US. But when it comes to Shah Rukh, it doesn’t take more than 20 seconds to figure out who he is: any search engine on the Internet will give more information on him than Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt and despite that if it took them two hours to figure out, then its harassment.

Pritish Nandy: This is the problem with law enforcers worldwide...truly obnoxious. Cops don’t want to recognise anybody. They love to show their power and authority, especially in the US.

Kunal Kohli: It’s really disgusting. Even if they had done a Google search on their mobiles, they would have seen who he is. To detain him for two hours is ridiculous, disgusting and an insult to us Indians.

Arindam Chaudhari: Shah Rukh has just finished his film “My Name Is Khan” in which his character tries to prove to the Americans that he is not a terrorist. I am sure he never thought it would happen in real life too... What a shame! It’s shocking and shameful because I am sure Shah Rukh would have had to explain who he is.

No big deal, says Salman
The Bollywood fraternity may have come out in support of Shah Rukh Khan while condemning the detention at an US airport but actor Salman Khan said the incident should not be given much importance, reports PTI from Mumbai.

“It is not such a big deal, when we go there we too have to go through the security check. There has been no attacks there since 9/11 because of stringent security measures. I think the security is a good thing ,” said the 43-year-old actor.

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