Yale University, which bestowed Shah Rukh Khan with its highest honour, the Chubb Fellowship, has declared that the superstar's detention at the White Plain airport, was very 'unfortunate'.
Shah Rukh, who arrived in US to deliver a speech at Yale University, was yesterday detained, by the immigration officials for almost two hours. SRK was allowed to leave only when the university intervened.
"As SRK himself would tell you, what is most important in his movies is how they end rather than how they begin. And yesterday, things began in an unfortunate manner, but ended in a way that left everyone happy," George Joseph, Yale's Assistant Secretary Of international affairs was quoted saying.
"We are grateful to Khan for the memories that he has created that will last a lifetime for so many people who were able to experience his visit yesterday," he further added.
Indians were offended by Khan's detention and the foreign minister himself raised the issue over this incident. The US customs and border protection later sent their 'profound' apologies.
This however wasn't the first time 'King Khan' was frisked at the airport, in 2009 too he was detained by the US custom authorities.