Salman Khan, one of the most popular actors in India, has been convicted in the case of killing two Blackbucks in a forest in Jodhpur, and was sentenced to five years in Jail for his crimes. The incident took place in 1998, during the filming of a movie with Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan. While his c0-actors were acquitted from the case, Salman wasn’t spared, and the decision became an international news yesterday, as his fans and the almost all of Bollywood industry came together to criticize the sentence and plead that there should be some kind of mercy for the actor. Salman Khan’s image for being charitable and an icon has been tarnished because of the controversies that have mired his life. The judgement has come after 20 years from the incident, and since then, the actor has been able to change his image in the media as a more compassionate person.
Not only Bollywood, but celebrities and personalities from Pakistan have also expressed their shock and concern about the sentence for the actor. Shoaib Akhtar, the famed cricketer has written on Twitter, that even though he is sad about Salman’s situation, he knows that nothing is above the law, and he hopes that the star will come out of the prison soon.
11:26 (IST): The court has reserved its judgement on the bail order for the star for tomorrow, which means that Salman will have to stay in Jail for another day.