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Salman Khan conviction: Big bucks are at stake, and they aren’t black

SNS | New Delhi |

Superstar Salman Khan was convicted on Thursday morning in the blackbuck poaching case, nearly 20 years after the case was filed against the actor.

Having emerged as one of the most dependable actors in Bollywood,  Salman, if sent to jail, will cost different stake-holders in the film industry roughly about Rs 500 crore.

Salman has a jam-packed year ahead with 10 Ka Dum, Race 3, Bharat, Dabangg 3 and Kick 2. A number of people and production houses have big stakes on him and his absence will cost them dear.

As Salman Khan can attract a jail term up to six years, there is a big question mark on his upcoming projects.

Salman recently wrapped up the shooting of Race 3 in Abu Dhabi and was expected to meet Ali Abbas Zafar and Sajid Nadiadwala for discussing the scripts of his upcoming flicks, Bharat and Kick 2.

Salman was convicted in the blackbuck poaching case by a Jodhpur Court on Thursday. The four other accused – actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – have been acquitted in the case related to the killing of a blackbuck during the shoot of Hum Saath Saath Hain at a village in Jodhpur on 2 October 1998.

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