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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Note to INS: Star Trek is FICTION, you morons!
Posted by Jill | 9:36 PM
Oh, fer cryin' out loud:
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was detained for two hours for questioning at a U.S. airport before being released by immigration authorities, a news agency report said Saturday.

Khan, one of the Indian film industry's biggest stars, said he was detained because his name came up on a computer alert list at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, Press Trust of India news agency said.

"I told them I am a movie star," Khan was quoted as saying.

The reported detention made top news on TV stations in India.

Khan said he was able to message a lawmaker in India who asked the Indian embassy in Washington to seek his release. Khan was let go after embassy officials intervened, the agency said.

In New Delhi, U.S. Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, said the U.S. Embassy was trying to "ascertain the facts of the case - to understand what took place."

"Shah Rukh Khan, the actor and global icon, is a very welcome guest in the United States. Many Americans love his films," Roemer said Saturday through an embassy spokesman.

Khan, 44, has acted in more than 70 films, and has consistently topped popularity rankings in India for the past several years. He is in the United States to promote his new film, "My Name Is Khan."

Idiots. It's THIS Khan:

Not this one:

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Blogger casey said...
Hello Jill,

Those MORONS at the INS do not give a rats ass about reality only power. The greater the power they have the more power they crave (a positive feedback loop).


Anonymous tata said...
Homeland Security is protecting us from movie stars. Great. Just great.

Blogger Blader said...
I luv bollywood utubercles!!!
God bless the utuber!!!

carry on

Anonymous Ted said...
I have a [not close] acquaintance at work who happens to have a name -- not that uncommon -- that is on the no fly list. [It's definitely not him! But as more than one news reporter with similar problems has described in detail, there is no way for the "named" to find out who it really is..]

Anyway, acquaintance has basically quit trying to fly because of all the flights he's missed and all the hassles he's endured.

He's sure it is or will seriously affect him at work because he really can't travel when he needs to and fears that such restriction will hinder job performance and promotion.

The TSA doesn't care. His Congresspersons don't care -- and he has their form letters to prove it.

I hope Mr Khan has better luck getting around the TSA, but I doubt it... After all, he probably "looks" south Asian.