Rituparna Sengupta detained

Leading Bengali actress Rituprna Sengupta was detained for five hours at the Toronto airport allegedly for not carrying valid visa and documents. She broke down during the ordeal and the authorities even asked the actress to leave the country.

The actress said "I went through a big trauma as the Toronto airport authorities were denying me entry yesterday. I had come here for the premiere of 'Mukti'."

The 41-year-old actress told from Toronto that she was interrogated for five hours despite possessing a B1 visa granted to her in 2010 which is valid till 2015. Rituprna said she had mistakenly applied for a fresh visa despite having one already which landed her in trouble with the airport authorities.

"They kept grilling me on why I had applied again despite already having a valid visa. They refused to listen to my explanation and kept asking whether I would work in Canada on this trip. It was one of the most traumatic episodes in my life," she added.

Sengupta was later allowed in the country only after Indian embassy intervened.

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