Actor Anushka Sharma detained at Mumbai airport

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27 Jun 2011
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Mumbai: Actor Anushka Sharma has been detained at the Mumbai's International Airport by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU).

Sources say, the actor of Band Baaja Baarat fame was on her way back to Mumbai from IIFA awards in Toronto. She was found in possession of diamond and gold jewellery sets for which she did not have any appropriate documentation.

Sources added that Anushka Sharma was carrying watches, jewellery worth around Rs 20 lakhs.

Anushka has been detained for the past three hours. “The evaluation is in process," said a source from the AIU.

Past Instances

This is not the first time an actor has been detained at the Mumbai airport for undeclared jewelry. On 18 May 2011, Minissha Lamba had been at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport by Mumbai custom officials. Lamba had been returning from the Cannes film festival.

When she walked in from the green channel, customs officials found some valuables in her hand baggage during the scanning.
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