He spent about 90 minutes at the New York airport while the authorities grilled his spotboy Mohammed Manjoor Allam, who has been taking care of him since childhood. Though they have travelled extensively to many countries together, Allam was pulled up for questioning at the New York Airport, as his name needed special clearance.
Sources said that Shahid stayed with his spotboy through the questioning. He looked nervous, as he is not fluent in English. He was let off after nearly 90 minutes of detention but the authorities didn't give any reason why he was pulled up for special interrogation.
Shahid is currently shooting with Anushka Sharma in the US for Parmeet Sethi"s untitled film produced by Aditya Chopra.
There was a huge uproar a couple of months ago when Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was detained at the Newark airport for hours together. The incident drew mixed reactions from the people following Shahrukh's allegation that he was discriminated because of his surname Khan. Shahid Kapoor faced a similar incident recently.