US Ambassador says 'sorry' to Shahrukh over airport detention

New Delhi: US Ambassador to India Richard Verma today apologised to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan for his detention at Los Angeles airport and said the US was working to ensure that it does not happen again.

Verma's comment on Twitter was appreciated by Khan who thanked him for his concern.

"Sorry for the trouble at LAX @iamsrk. We are working to ensure it doesn't happen again. Your work inspires millions, including in the US," Verma tweeted.

Khan had tweeted that he was detained at Los Angeles airport but it was not clear when the incident occurred.

Responding to Verma's tweet, the 50-year-old actor said, "No trouble sir, respect the protocol & not expecting 2 b above it. It�s just a tad inconvenient. Thx for ur concern."

It is the third time in seven years that Khan has been stopped by US immigration officials at the country's airports.

The actor expressed disappointment on social media after the incident.