Malayalam actor Jinu Joseph was arrested at the Abu Dhabi airport according to his Facebook status on Friday afternoon. Joseph was aboard an Etihad flight from New York to Abu Dhabi when he ran into trouble with the plane staff and live-Facebooked his ordeal through status updates and a video.
According to his Facebook updates, the actor wanted to sleep, but the on-flight television set refused to turn off. He asked one of the crew members to help him and tried to videotape the conversation on his mobile phone. Only voices of the two can be made out in the video, which was uploaded on Facebook.
The conversation between them reveals the crew member telling him that he cannot videotape the incident and it appears that he tried to take away his phone when he did not stop. Joseph then wrote an update about the issue, saying that the head steward had threatened him with arrest.
He also went on to recount his experience and express displeasure with the service at Etihad on their Facebook page and asked his followers to share the post too. He alleged that he had had complaints in his last travel aboard the airline service as well and that they had racially discriminated against him.
On Friday afternoon, Joseph said in a Facebook post that he had been arrested at the Abu Dhabi airport