John commends Shahrukh's detention
The entire nation condemned Shahrukh Khan’s detention at the US airport on his recent visit to Yale University but actor John Abraham feels that the airport authorities are doing their duty and there is nothing wrong in it. He believes that every country should work for the safety measure of their civilians.
John said, “Every country does its due diligence. Getting into India for foreigners is like hell… it`s not easy. The US is also doing whatever they can to make their country safe, so it is justified. It all depends on how personally you take the issue, and Shah Rukh handled it with a lot of grace.”
The hunk however feels that the reason for SRK’s detention might be primarily because of his origin.
John shared his story when he was detained for six long hours, he said, “I have been in that detention space, where the (Federal Bureau of Investigation) FBI was called in because I had Afganistan mentioned in my passport, as I had shot there for two months for my film Kabul Express. There wasn`t much hue and cry about this as I never wanted to use the incident as a media peg for the film. I was in for six hours and I was asked the strangest questions. And of course, Shah Rukh would agree that racial profiling could be a pretty much correct term for it (interrogation) because it’s mostly coloured people who are detained.”
Before this Shahrukh was detained twice. While Nita Ambani, wife of Reliance industry Mukesh Ambani and few others was released but SRK was held for two long hours and questioned. The university officals highly regretted the matter.