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Dubai Immigration Officer Threatened To Confiscate Minissha's Passport

Mumbai, Oct 23: The year 2011 has been a year of airport woes for Bollywood actor Minissha Lamba. After being detained at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for carrying jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh earlier this

PTI [ Updated: October 23, 2011 17:04 IST ]
dubai immigration officer threatened to confiscate minissha
dubai immigration officer threatened to confiscate minissha s passport

Mumbai, Oct 23: The year 2011 has been a year of airport woes for Bollywood actor Minissha Lamba.

 
After being detained at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for carrying jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh earlier this year, Minissha Lamba on Wednesday got a taste of the Dubai medicine.

A media report said, when Lamba arrived at the Dubai International Airport last week, her passport was  confiscated, an official rudely asked her to “shut up and sit (down)”, and she was threatened with deportation.
 
According to Lamba, the problem arose when an immigration officer asked the actor for her lodging details.

“Since I didn't remember my hotel-booking reference details, I asked an individual waiting for me outside the airport for the details. When I tried showing the details on my phone, the officer blew his top off and started to yell.”
 
Lamba reportedly asked the officer to calm down, but the incensed officer asked her to shut up or get deported.
 
When Lamba argued, the officer snatched away her passport and pointing to a chair nearby rudely asked her to “Go, sit there”.

A senior official tried to help the actress, but the officer reportedly refused to comply.

Lamba says, “He kept gesticulating and threatening me.”

Eventually, the senior official whisked her to his office, where her passport was returned. “When I return to Mumbai I will take this matter up with the authorities,” says Lamba, adding in jest, “This has not been a good year for me at airports. Maybe I should travel by trains, until an astrologer says otherwise.”

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