Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay High Court of all the charges in the 2002 hit and run case on December 10. "I am happy for him. I don't think one needs to talk too much about the verdict and the legal situation. As an individual and a friend, I am happy for him. I am sure he is relieved," said Kabir
"People are saying he has just walked away. He has been in the jail for few days. He has spent over Rs 20-25 crores (on the case). Besides this, what about the tension that he and everyone went through all this time?" Salim Khan said
Salman, 49 going on 50, tweeted a shout out to the Rohit Shetty-directed film and attached a preview video from Dilwale in a separate post. The actor had this to say about Dilwale: SRK, Kajol, Varun, Kriti. Directed by Rohit. A film about brothers, love, action, & lots of fun. Has all the elements of a huge grosser.
On Twitter, several of Salman Khan's friends including Anupam Kher and Rimi Sen rushed to post updates about how thrilled they were. However, Bollywood's biggest guns have so far been silent, unlike the concerted closing of ranks in May when the actor was convicted by a Sessions Court
Actor Salman Khan was photographed on his way to the Bombay High Court on December 10. The court had asked him to be present when it pronounced its verdict in the appeal against his conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The actor can't be convicted on the basis of evidence produced, the judge said in his comments that appeared to signal a major reprieve for the Bollywood superstar.
The Bombay High Court has suspended Salman's jail term, pending appeal
Actor Salman Khan has been convicted of all charges in the hit-and-run case dating from 2002 and sentenced to five years in jail. Salman, very popular with his colleagues, was found guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Here's what Bollywood insiders said on Twitter after the verdict.