Dancer and Choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan harassed by an immigration officer at Bangalore airport

Dancer and choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan claim that on Wednesday, an immigration officer at the Bengaluru International Airport harassed him. The officer asked Salman to speak Kannada, a local language of the Indian state of Karnataka, as he was leaving the country for Dubai. Salman, who was born in Bangalore but grew up in Saudi Arabia, claimed to be able to understand the language but not speak it well. After pointing out Salman’s name, birthplace, and father’s name, the officer informed Salman that he and his father were born in Bangalore and ought to speak the language.

The officer then allegedly threatened to suspect Salman of something if he could not speak Kannada, and Salman responded that being born in Bangalore did not necessarily mean that he was fluent in the language. After that, Salman asked the officer three times to try him, and the officer didn’t say anything.


Salman took to Instagram and shared a video of himself explaining the whole incident he also explained the whole conversation between him and the officer in the caption, he even tagged the airport in his caption. Fans and netizens are also disappointed with this harassment.

Watch the video here:

Salman started his career as the first winner of the reality show “Dance India Dance” in 2009. Since then, he has appeared as a dancer and choreographer on a number of dance shows on television. He has also starred in Bollywood films like “Wanted” and “ABCD: Anybody Can Dance and Street Dancer 3D. Despite being proud to be a Bangalorean, he expressed his disappointment at being denigrated for not knowing the proper local language.