I never quite was / am fancied by my surname, but I sure like it all of a sudden!
Jokes apart, apparently SRK -'The King' was offended because he was harassed anddetained at a US airport because he had a surname that was allegedly common in the terrorists.
And then there was an uproar!
The bollywood and 'patriotic' fans were up in arms against the US high-headedness and the Indian govt formally launched a complaint. Ambika Soni then topped it all by suggesting we do the same to 'them'!
I can actually imagine the following conversation at Patiala Airport:
(Basic Assumtion: All white skinned peeples are Amrikans)
Sheekurtee (Security is fondly called this in this part of the world) : So, your name you say is Brett Lee?Eh?
Brett: Er, yes. Is there a problem?
Sheekurtee (looking at Constable RamSingh and sniggering): Prablem? Hah! Saala bolta hai ki praablem ki hai...Arre Mr Lee, my wife was very fond of Bruce Lee and she finally eloped with a Chinese man with same surname. So you are not going to go anywhere out of my sight so soon.
Brett Lee: Huh? What? When? OMG!
Sheekurtee: (Winking at Constable Ram Singh) Ab to govt ne bhi green signal diya hai in saalon ki @*((*@&(*@(@(( ke liye, kyu? Ha Ha Ha Ha...Aa jaao, come here, Mr Lee. ..
Brett Lee : (Sweats in his pants already)
OK, now seriously, SRK is just another Khan for the US Security airport. And that is what he should be. The Indian Govt stand is completely illogical as is the stand of security officer if he was acting out of his own suspiscions based on surnames (Unless the US govt security checklist states to suspect all those with the surname Khan etc).
The world is surely a funny place, unless you are an SRK.