What happened with SRK is routine, says Harbhajan


 Harbhajan said he has undergone numerous checking and screening procedure and never found anything wrong with it.

"I don't know what exactly happened there. But I just heard that he was detained for two hours which I think is a routine procedure. You people have made it a big news," the off-spinner told reporters after laying the foundation for a cancer research institute here today.

Harbhajan said Shah Rukh deserved respect as a public figure but screening is a routine procedure followed in airports across the world.

"They check everybody. Even I was checked and screened a number of times. It's a routine procedure," he said, before adding "however, SRK is a public figure and he should be respected."

Shah Rukh was upset with the way he was treated at the airport and the 43-year-old actor said he did not feel like stepping on American soil again.

"I was treated shabbily just because I happened to have Khan as my last name," Shah Rukh had told the audience yesterday at an Atlantic City function where he appeared in tattered jeans, a white T-shirt, a brownish coat and a muffler since his baggage had not arrived.

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