To paraphrase recording artist M.I.A., borders are terrible, especially if you're routinely subjected to racial profiling and detained by the TSA. After being held at customs in 2009 and 2012, Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan was held at LAX today yet again. "I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," Khan tweeted with impressive patience. U.S. Department of State assistant secretary for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal and U.S. ambassador to India Rich Verma sent their condolences in response, to which Khan gave a charming and measured response (the guy is one of the world's biggest movie stars):
No trouble sir, respect the protocol & not expecting 2 b above it. It’s just a tad inconvenient. Thx for ur concern. https://t.co/zQspvxnXsl— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016
At least he caught a few Pokémon, though the customs agents probably tried to seize those, too.
The brighter side is while waiting caught some really nice Pokemons.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 12, 2016