Actor 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 Khan and those accompanying him were leaving the terminal.
According to reports, while Khan and his manager left the airport upon completion of Customs formalities, some members of his entourage, including his bodyguard, were allowed to leave only around morning.
Reports said packaging for six luxury watches valued around ₹ 18 lakh were also found in the baggage of the star.
Khan attended the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022 yesterday, where he was honoured with the Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative Award for his contribution to international cinema and culture.