May 19

Bal Thackeray calls for life ban on Shah Rukh Khan

New Delhi: India’s Hindu extremist leader Bal Thackeray has called for a life ban against the Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan.Bal Thackeray

The anti-Muslim Shiv Sena chief hit out at the Bollywood superstar for his Wankhede Stadium brawl with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials.

Thackeray through his party’s mouthpiece, Saamna described the actor as a villain in real life. He asked if Shah Rukh can bear the injustice done to him United States airport officials then why can’t he tolerate the Indian officials.

The leader backed the MCA’s decision to ban Shah Rukh for life but was disappointed that the ban was reduced to just five years. He feels the pressure from New Delhi resulted in the reduction of the ban.

He was quoted by Samay Live as saying, “If pressure comes from Delhi, it will be further reduced to 5 minutes.”

Apr 13

Shah Rukh Khan detained at New York airport

NEW YORK: Actor Shah Rukh Khan has said he was detained at New York’s White Plains airport by immigration authorities.shah ru khan

Khan, 46, who was in the U.S. to deliver a speech at Yale University, received a Chubb Fellowship, the university’s highest honour on Thursday evening.

The actor joked about the incident in his speech.

“It was a long flight, we were detained at the airport for an hour and a half, as always happens,” Khan said.

“Whenever I feel arrogant, I always visit America,” he said to much laughter in the auditorium.

Khan has faced immigration trouble before, being questioned at Newark airport in 2009. At the time, the actor said he felt “angry and humiliated”.

On Friday, television channels quoted External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna as saying India would take up the issue with U.S. authorities. AGENCIES