Mumbai: Even as India strongly condemned the detention of Shah Rukh Khan at an airport in the US, John Abraham feels that the airport officials were just doing their duty.
John too was detained in 2009 but he believes that every nation must take appropriate security measures to ensure safety of their civilians.
Talking to a daily, 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 of an actor however admits that the reason for SRK’s detention could be primarily on the basis of his origin.
Explaining how racial discrimination is put into use, John 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.”
We cannot agree with you more on this, John!