Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was stopped by the Customs department at the Mumbai Airport on November 11 (Friday night) over some expensive watches that he and his team were carrying in their baggage, as per a report by NDTV.
According to media reports, Shah Rukh and those traveling with him had the packaging for six watches worth about Rs. 18 lakh, which was also found. The actor had to pay a customs duty of 6.83 lakh before being permitted to depart the airport.
The Bollywood celebrity had flown in on a private jet to Terminal 3 of Mumbai International Airport after attending at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022. The luxury watches were discovered in SRK's luggage while he and the people accompanying him were exiting the terminal.
According to reports, the celebrity and those traveling with him had the packaging for six watches worth about Rs. 18 lakh, which was also found.
After approximately an hour of questioning, Shah Rukh and his manager Pooja were permitted to leave the airport. However, some of his entourage, including his bodyguard Ravi, was held overnight for questioning and released before dawn.