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Blackbuck poaching: Support pours in for Salman Khan on social media

SNS | New Delhi |

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted by a Jodhpur court in the blackbuck poaching case on Thursday. The verdict came 20 years after the case was filed in 1998.  Co-accused actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were acquitted by the trial court.

This is not the only criminal case in which Salman’s name has figured. In 2002, he had been arrested for running over five people on a pavement in Mumbai, one of whom died later. He was acquitted in the case in 2015.

Meanwhile, the celebrities from the film industry have been pouring out their feelings about the verdict, on social media.

Neelam’s husband and actor Samir Soni in an interview with a leading daily said, “I am happy for Neelam. But I am disappointed for Salman Khan. I don’t know why he is being singled out. I think he is paying the price for being a star.”

Salman Khan starrer Race 3 director Remo D’souza also remarked, “Salman never talks about the case while shooting. Same was the case during Abu Dhabi schedule of Race 3 after which the actor left for the verdict. Everyone associated with his big Eid release is hoping for a closure to this long-stretched case,” quotes News 18.

 Former Bigg Boss winner Shilpa Shinde came in support of the actor, saying, “These cases are small things in life, there are many other things. People like him, who is really a great person, should be put away from all these things, these are really useless things. I wish everything gets over for him soon.”

Here are the tweets posted by some of the celebs.


Recently, Rani Mukerji was asked about her opinion on the case and she said, “I always say this, my love will always be with him.”