A lot has been talked about his detention at the Newark International Airport. Some were furious about the issue where as some accused Shahrukh of blowing it out of proportions and hoping to get a VIP treatment where ever he goes. Shahrukh has rubbished this theory and said he never expected any VIP treatment because he did not believe in it. The actor added that he and his family had never jumped queues at the airport in India or elsewhere owing to his celebrity status.
Shahrukh also dismissed rumours that he had done all this to promote his upcoming movie My Name Is Khan which co-incidentally deals with the discrimination of Muslims in US post 9/11. He argued that his movie would release after eight months so it was no time to promote his movies. In what could be termed as superstar confidence Shahrukh concluded that Shahrukh Khan or My Name Is Khan did not need such cheap publicity stunts.