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Friday, July 8, 2016

When Sushma Swaraj mistook Shahrukh for King Khan SRK

It is not everyday that a senior Union minister gets caught on the wrong foot over a case of mistaken identity, that too when the person involved is the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

For 21-year-old Rachna (name changed), an Assamese girl studying medicine at theUkraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, a trip back home to Guwahati in a British Airways flight for her holidays landed her on July 4 in Istanbul’s Ataturk airport which was hit by a horrifying suicide bomb attack that very day killing 45 people dead and injuring hundreds.

At Istanbul, she was supposed to change her flight en route to Mumbai. Normally a transit visa is not a problem but enhanced security because of the terror attack came in the way and the panic-striken girl was detained for hours in a room within the airport on the ground that she did not have a valid transit visa.

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