While Nita, wife of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and the rest of their group were cleared immediately, Khan was stopped and was given immigration clearance only after about two hours.
Earlier, SRK was detained at the Newark Airport in New Jersey. Khan had said at the time he was detained for nearly two hours at the Newark International Airport because of his last name. While the issue became big after US apologised, Twitter is abuzz with jokes:
@diore03: #SRK There was no outrage when Mr. Abdul Kalam was detained at USA Airport. Infact he cooperated wid dsecurity. dats y der's no other 9/11
@aarkaygee: #SRK: Bef leaving India for US SRK shld inform them in advance and mail his pic to them with the caption MY NAME IS KHAN.
@musingsman : If Nirupama Rao is on twitter and reading all #SRK tweets I think she'll be ROFLing when she starts speaking to the US authorities
@coolfunnytshirt: KJo to #SRK : "Lets cash-in on the detention thing! Should we make 'Detention Detention Hota Hai'?
@pingankur: So we r now hvg a diplomatic outrage over #SRK? i thot r filmstars wr more down to earth at least! Shame! get over it buddy!
@Ground_Reality: Y this fuss over a certain 'SRK'? Dont ambassadors have a better job 2 do?
@Parvath33: I`m sure the American Authorities keep detaining SRK just to stop him from making more movies.
@navedjaved: What's a bigger honor SRK? Being a Chubb Fellow or being detained? #SeriousQuestion
@subbureddy: Seriously why all d brouhaha over srk detained. What wud have happened if me n u commn effing peopl wud have been detained. We'd be in jail
@kevingala: What did the officers at the airport tell SRK? - " Shah RUK "
@cheese_charmer: If only SRK was detained for a few more hours Anna Hazare would've started a fast against Homeland Security.
@CricketSaurabh: SRK detained again in US? Unleash the sequel of My Name is Khan now in revenge.
@indiantweeter: SRK was carrying weapons of Mass destruction, DVD's of RA.one and MNIK