Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Besides Preity Zinta, why is no one from Bollywood visiting Salman Khan?

How much money is riding on Salman Khan? Salman Khan blackbuck case: Rs 400-600 crore riding on the actor, say trade analysts
| 07 April, 2018, 01:04

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was arrested on Thursday after he was given a five-year jail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, Geo News reported.

After hearing arguments from both parties, the judge said the evidence in this case was strong and the decision can not be made in hasty and reserved the judgment on the bail petition.

Currently, there are around half a dozen big-budget Salman Khan films on the floor or at advanced planning stages, including Race 3, which is nearly complete, Dabangg 3, Partner 2, Kick 2, Bharat, No Entry Mein Entry, Sher Khan and Loveratri, said K Ramji of Krishnamurthy Films.

Bhawani Singh, a public prosecutor working on the case, told reporters outside the court that Khan can appeal the decision to a higher court.

While sentencing Salman to five years in jail, chief judicial magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri pointed out the fan following of the superstar, saying, "The accused is a popular actor whose deeds are followed by people".

He has been in Jodhpur Central jail since the verdict. The sessions court later suspended the sentence on 10 March, 2006.

Salman's body language inside police station along with other constables clearly speaks volumes about the actor.


Singh said that the actor had a blood pressure issue when he came inside the jail and the doctor of the prison dispensary checked him. The 52-year-old actor was declared guilty by a judge for hunting the rare antelopes in forests near Jodhpur while filming "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998.

Khan was convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

Khan, described as one of Bollywood's most notorious "bad boys", is no stranger to legal troubles.

Trade analysts said the Rs 4-5 billion riding on these films might be affected by his sentencing.

Salman had a total of four separate cases registered against him in connection with the poaching of blackbucks and chinkara. All the accused in the case, including Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were present in the court at the time of the pronouncement of the verdict.

Anand Desai, Salman's lawyer has appealed the session's court for bail and the hearing is expected tomorrow morning.

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