Speaking to NDTV over the incident, Shah Rukh said his name popped up on their computer, and then he was taken for questioning.
"My name popped up on their computer. I was taken to a room for questioning. I was questioned for two hours," said Shah Rukh.
The actor said that he was not even allowed to use his phone.
"This is not the first time this happened to me. I am glad my family was not travelling with me," he added.
However, the actor denied the incident to be racial bias.
"I did feel bad. I felt angry. I am glad my family wasn't there. God knows what they would have done to them," Khan added.
Other detention ordeals:
It's not the first time that Indian actors have become victims of racial profiling abroad. Here's a list of those who have gone through similar ordeal.
2002: Kamal Hassan was detained at the Toronto airport in Canada for his "Islamic" last name by airport officials.
2002: Megastar Aamir Khan was strip searched and interrogated at the Chicago airport.
2008: Film director Kabir Khan was also detained at least three times last year when he was shooting in United States for his film New York.
2008: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh was also questioned because the officials thought that he wasn't Indian.
2009: Southern superstar Mammooty was detained because his name on the passport was Muhammad Kutty Ismail.