Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was detained in Mumbai International airport yesterday and was fined about Rs 60,000 on undeclared branded personal goods he was carrying, said a customs official.
“The actor was intercepted when he was passing through a passage, which is strictly allowed to be used only by officials and airport staff," Sameer Wankhede, Customs Deputy Commissioner told PTI.
“The actor's luggage was then checked when he was found with the branded goods such as perfumes, clothes and footwear worth about Rs one lakh which he should have declared before customs officials at the Red Channel, " Mr. Wankhede added.
Another officer said that the actor claimed that he had no idea that persons carrying goods or items above the permitted customs limits should go through the Red channel after paying the customs duty.
“For nearly 40 minutes the actor was detained, the enquiry and the verification of goods was done following which he was fined about Rs 60, 000," the officer added.
Ranbir Kapoor was released once he paid the fine.
The actor was returning rom London after a film's shoot.
Bollywood actors Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, singer Mika Singh, Mallika Sherawat's brother Vikram Lamba are among the celebrities fined earlier for customs violations.