Indian actor, film producer, and television personality Shah Rukh Khan was stopped for hours by the Customs Department at Mumbai Airport last night over some luxury watches that he and those accompanying him were carrying in their baggage. Sources said he had to pay ₹ 6.83 lakh in Customs Duty before being allowed to leave the airport.
The Bollywood star was returning after attending an event in Sharjah and had landed at Terminal 3 of Mumbai International Airport on a private jet.
The luxury watches were found in the baggage when Mr Khan and those accompanying him were leaving the terminal.
While Mr. Khan and his manager reportedly exited the airport after Customs formalities were completed, other members of his entourage, including his bodyguard, reportedly weren’t allowed to leave until the next morning.
According to reports, the star’s luggage also included packaging for six luxury timepieces with a retail value of almost 18 lakh rupees.
Mr. Khan was recognized for his contributions to global cinema and culture yesterday at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022, where he received the Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative Award.