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Shah Rukh Khan

In 2009, Shah Rukh was detained by authorities at the Newark Liberty International Airport in the United States. He was pulled aside for a vigorous round of questioning. The King of Bollywood later publicly expressed his displeasure at the humiliation.

Bollywood stars who have faced racism

Actresses Shilpa Shetty and Richa Chadda have been in the news recently for their encounters with what they perceived as ‘racist’ behaviour in foreign lands. Here are some past instances of Bollywood stars being subjected to racism, both inside and outside the country.