Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar detained at Heathrow airport

London: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar was detained by immigration authorities at London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday afternoon.

The star was detained for over an hour-and-a-half after the actor was found to have been travelling without a valid visa.

The discrepancy arose when Akshay, who arrived in London from Mumbai along with his personal trainer for a 15-day shoot of his upcoming period drama, Rustom, was held from 7 am to 8.45 am (British Summer Time), during which he was made to sit in a general holding area for detained passengers.

The officials informed the Mumbai Mirror that there were discrepancies in Akki's visa documents. 

The rules allow a Canadian national to visit the UK as a tourist without a visa. However, when asked about the purpose of this visit, the actor disclosed that it was for a film shoot, which made a visa stamp necessary and hence he was detained.

Sources close to the actor revealed that Akshay attracted some amount of attention in the holding area with his fans clicking photographs of him.

At one point, he requested that he be allowed to sit in a private area. His request was declined by the authorities, who told him that there was no such designated area.

Akshay, however, denied the incident saying he had a valid visa and was out of the airport quickly‎.

Neeru