Salman Khan hit-and-run-case: Will the superstar go to jail?

Tue, February 5, 2013 10:00am UTC by 53 Comments
Salman Khan hit-and-run-case: Will the superstar go to jail?

The verdict in the 11-year-old court case against Salman Khan may lead to a huge loss in the industry, but trade experts say there’s nothing to panic about

The resurfacing of the hit-and-run court case against Salman Khan has forced the star to challenge the verdict in Bombay High Court. As per latest reports, if Salman is convicted, he could face a maximum jail sentence of up to 10 years. The latest ruling against the box office favourite star has the film industry and his fans alike worried. Considering the fact that Salman is set to work on at least three big films this year – Sohail Khan’s tentatively titled Mental, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick and Prabhu Deva’s next – the judgement may or may not have much impact on the superstar’s shooting schedule. But there’s a lot at stake for filmmakers and products he is endorsing.

“I don’t think the case will affect Salman’s career or his movie shooting schedules in any way,” says veteran film critic Amod Mehra. “Nothing will happen to Salman and his court case, trust me. One has to understand that we live in India and nothing wrong happens to a celebrity here, even though he may be on the wrong side of the law. Salman’s case was with the Sessions Court, and now it’s learnt that he will appeal in the Bombay High Court and after that the Supreme Court…so you know roughly how much time it’s going to take. Court proceedings in India are quite lengthy and litigation takes time. Salman has done enough good work in films all these years, especially after the unfortunate incident. He’s proved that he’s a ‘human’ now.”

But he adds, “Unfortunately, if things go wrong and Salman is sentenced to jail, it would be a huge loss to the film industry.” Salman is expected to start shooting for brother Sohail’s Mental in mid-February. And while his lawyers are working hard to free the actor from the case, Salman is focussing on the pre-production of Sohail’s film and his committed endorsements. Sohail’s film is targeting an Eid release. Mehra adds, “Only after completing Sohail’s film, will Salman start shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick in July. Salman also has commitments for several other projects like Boney Kapoor’s No Entry Mein Entry and Sooraj Barjatya and Ramesh Taurani’s films.”

Leading exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi echoes these sentiments. “I’m not aware of the specific legal status of Salman’s case but, God forbid, if Salman is convicted and sentenced to some years of imprisonment, it could mean a massive loss to the entertainment industry. Salman Khan has been right on top of the table when it comes to revenues for the industry from a star’s films for a while now. With hundreds of crores riding on him, counting this year and next year, something unfortunate of this sort will make a massive dent in the industry and the ticket counters, which will be beyond repair. I truly hope that justice prevails and it gives the industry a reason to smile.”

It seems that on the whole trade experts and industry people are not really too concerned about the latest developments in the case, because they believe it will take a long time before any conviction actually happens. But the question remains – will Salman Khan try to find a new escape route this time, considering that his court case is being taken more seriously with each passing day?

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  • ctea

    One word YES. We want a justice…

    • Shyam Pandey

      justic is that he should be proved not guilty

  • Saurav

    Being Human lol

  • karan lohia

    if salman bhai goes to jail then the 99% of the entire population should be behind the bars as we ppl brake law everyday and there is a difference between accident and killing ..just because he is salman khan so accident = murder .not fair at all so all the so called activist and socialites should mind there own business rather giving such comment and views just to gain publicity …itna he deshprem aur insaaf chahiye to bahut bade bade crimes country mae ho rahe hai they should concentrate on that and try to publicise those issues ……..salman bhai will never go to jail as his fans support and prayers are always with him…salman rocks so does being human

    • ctea

      Charity does not mean you can escape from being punished.. This is not fair for others.. If Salman kill your family members I don’t think you will forgive him.. Don’t be hypocrite..

      • Shyam Pandey

        ctea,
        HEY ….THERE wel let me remind you that Salman was not driving the car……he was in the car though……..AND DO YOU KNOW THAT SALMAN HAD TAKEN CARE OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED.I guess you would not have done that if you were in the case…….you would run away but DESPITE OF NOT DRIVING HE HAD PROMISED TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PEOPLE HIS CAR HAD INJURED AND COMPENSATE TO THE FAMILY OF ONE DEATH ONE….

        THE DEFINATION OF ACCIDENT IS UNKNOWLEY THAT IS WHY IT IS SO CALLED ACCIDENT…..IT CAN EVEN HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DRIVE….

        SALMAN IS NOT GUILTY

        • ctea

          How do you know… You were also in his car on that day?

        • Abubakar

          Really salman khan is not a guilty

  • polly

    I don’t believe that Salman should be punished this harshly.
    Salman has done enough chairty work to save many lives and I believe He repents everyday and realizes the accident was a big mistake.
    Sending him to jail will only worsen things for the Bombay film industry and the poor people He provides for; If needing to punish him it should be done so He contributes finacialy to the victims families by working and not by going to jail.

    • ctea

      Charity does not mean you can escape from being punished.. This is not fair for others.. If Salman kill your family members I don’t think you will forgive him.. Don’t be hypocrite..

  • Dumbo

    if salman is jailed then bollywood will be saved from this cheap moron. why people only talk about his car accident? he did lot of sins and he has to pay for them. this being human tag doesn’t make any sense at all. what does this salman think of indians??? we know what all galeez things you did salman. Being Human, my a$$

  • bibash

    salman bhai no jail salman is god
    plz salman khan ko jail mai nahi dalu plz

  • mariam

    i pray to god dat nothn happens to him……witout salman hindi cinema will die……..

    • noor

      god will help him from jail.I pray to god save Salman bhai.

      • Mehrul

        I’m sure if he ran over one of your family members then you would say give him the most harsh punishment but no you have no pain for the other poor people he ran over. A human’s life is more important than having a careless actor entertaining you

        • Satish Tiwari

          it is easy to say but jab taak khud par naaajaye….salman bhai ne un sabhi logo ka khyal rakkha he jo is accident me ghyal huye hai……..he was in the car but not driving so donot blame Salman and think of the punishment to you before you think of giving to others because one day you also may commit accident………

          YOU never know what will happen tommroow….
          BEING HUMAN
          LOVE SALMAN BHAI JAAN…
          TAKEN CARE OF ACCIDENT VICTIM BY TAKING CARE OF THEM FOR LIFELONG
          MAN WITH GOLDEN HEART SALMAN BHAI JAAN

  • Salman

    Jaa jail mein jaan chor.. Khuda kare jail jaaye kaaniya Ek aankh choti wala bharwa.. 4 hits de k samajh raha hai bada actor ban gaya saala kutta Hijra mare phaansi aaye madharchot ko 10 saal k liye jaayega bharwa..

  • mj

    in india lot of people were dead in accident,
    its still increasing…

    In this how many of them punished ?

    The victim of salman’s case is sleeping on pavment..its for walking not to sleep. ok

    if they are poor and homeless people who is responsible to care them.. The Govt is it.

    So in the case not only salman ,govt authorities also included.
    And victims also done wrong .

    • Sujitha

      So it is Salman’s responsibility drive car on pavements? Pavements are not meant for driving you declared it. Or do you mean that Salman killed those poor people by walking over them? Get you facts right first looser.

      • Shyam Pandey

        Agree with you but all the members who were involved in accident are taken care by salman khan

        • sk

          taken care how? yeah he sure did take care of them, by killing them? other than that…what exactly did he do…give their life back??

  • An Indian

    Its so strange ppl r praying that salman should not go to jail but the same ppl will ask the govt to take strict action if someone else does the same mistake.

    • ctea

      I know right.. Now they want to blame the victims.. I wanna know what they’re thinking actually..

  • salman

    we want justice for the poor people familys, their killer is enjoying for 11 years, where is justice. in india no rule no law, the people dont want law too,

  • Shyam Pandey

    Salman is not only good human being but a man with a golden hearts…….he had done so much to BEING HUMAN charity that none of the selfish big star like AAMIR, GAY SRK, AMITAB have done…MONEY EARNED FROM HIS BRAND ENDORSMENT goes directy to being human. I know he is not guity either in hit or run case or bird killing case.
    Gay actors like SRK want him to be in JAIL so that they could take a CHANCE. BUT THERE IS ALLAH AND HE WOULD DEFINATLEY BLESS HIM…..SALMAN is not only a actor but a very humble man with golden hearts…….that is the reason we all indian love him and the whole world loves him…he is the biggest of the biggest star of india.

    LETS JUST PRAY TO GOD FOR HIS BETTER FURTURE and hope GAYSRK
    is wrong who wants him to be in jail

    • RAM SHARMA

      Salman Bhai Jaan ko sab log pyar karte hai….because of his giving , helping personality. We all know he is NOT GUILTY

    • sk

      the humble man, with a golden heart killed a person, while driving a car when drunk. So it is oK for the other person to die, coz Salman apparently can do no wrong?

      • RAHUL SHARMA

        I guess you might be SRK fan right…hahaha……..

        BIITCH just look and see SALMAN WILL BE PROVED INNOCENT…

  • razen

    salman sholid not go to jail

    • Shyam Pandey

      THANKS RAZEN FOR SUPPORTING SALMAN KHAN..

    • SALMAN PREMJEE

      THANKS for supporting Salman Bhai Jaan….
      WE ALL LOVE SALMAN AND WE ALL SUPPORT HIM….

  • RAHUL SHARMA

    Only srk want him in jail thats all

  • Hem bhattarai

    If goverment and court send him jail. We are to protest against the giverment and court. We can burn the street .

    • sk

      why? he killed a person. does he get away with it, only because he is a celebrity??

    • sanzoo sinha

      JAISA HERO WAISE HI USKE KABADI FANS

  • sanzoo sinha

    Real name of Salman Khan is Bhagoda Khan

  • Carol

    What´s wrong with this state? If any human being commit a crime he have to face the consequences. That´s a fact. And I don´t care if he´s a celebrity. What if a normal person one day is killing Sallus family by hit and run? Everyone would cry for jail. So where is the problem?

  • hareshwar

    yes if he has done crime he should go to jail…. even i am vry big fam of him.
    just think guys if he would hav kill ur friend or family….
    what would you do…. for all fans
    just think..
    i knw he is vry good guy in industry. no 1 but still……?

    • SALMAN PREMJEE

      Salman khan is innocent…..better support him

  • Shyam Pandey

    HEY GUYS……

    I request all the FANS of SALMAN KHAN to support him. I request all of salman fan to come to street for support of SALMAN KHAN.

    All SRK fans and even SRK is after salman khan to send him to jail.

    PLZ SALMAN KHAN FAN support him……..

    SALMAN IS INNOCENT……….

  • Roopa

    Why is is called an accident?… Cause it wasn’t done on purpose!!.. It could happen to anyone. I love you Salman!

  • Satish Tiwari

    FIRST OF ALL….PLZ ALL SRK FANS GET OUT OF HERE…THIS PAGE IS ONLY FOR SALMAN KHAN FANS.

    all srk fans…..donot misguide people by saying he is guilty….
    We all know that he is INNOCENT, HUMBLE, GOLDEN HEART AND BIGGEST STAR OF BOLLYWOOD…..
    MESSAGE TO SRK FANS: IF YOU CAN THEN LOVE SALMAN…LOVE BEING HUMAN OTHERWISE DONOT POST UNNNECESSARY COMMENT

  • saleem

    Slmz salmaan dnt worry Allah will protect u our duaas are always wit u inshAllah Allah will make it easy for u Ameen

  • salman’s fan

    if justice is such a big thing then first take action against the rapists of delhi rape case where so many evidences are present….stop running behind salman just boz he s a star n thrs no evidence against him….

  • Ahmed Imtiaz

    i wud like to reles SALMAN KHAN frm d case dere ws a acidnt he dsn’t dd it as his wish

  • alok

    no,never salman khan ke sath hmesha accha ho best ho.he is a very good human being.india me itnes accidents itne glat log openly ghum rhe hai koyi unhe kyo nhi pakdta/sabko sirf salman khan ko preshan krke publicity chahiye

  • anne

    i pray in my heart every night that Allah will always protect salman khan…i am one of his fans frm philippines…

  • Miro

    He’s An Angel How Can An Angel Hurt or Kill It Can’t He Only Spreads Goodness Kindness and Humanity He’s An ALLAH Sent Angel and ALLAH Will Keep Safe from Harms and Evils and He’ll Be Victorious and Won’t Go to Jail Inshaa ALLAH

  • Allah Khan

    Yes he should be punished for what he did. He is a popular celebrity so everyone is praying in his favor but he actually committed a homicide so he should be sentenced to at least 5 years without parole.

  • Sindabad Ansari

    In my view,Salman khan shouldnot go to jail as he is very famous actor and due to him India film is being popular in the world
    He is very kind hearted,good person.Session court should give the decision in his favour.

  • rashi

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! i hope not

  • Humayun Islam Akond

    I don’t agree for Salman going to jail.

    • Ronnie

      Drinking and Driving is a big offence universally….. just to set an example he should go to jail for atleast 5 years if not 10 ….. then only people will realize the seriousness of such a crime.. just by donating to the victim’s family does not bring back the dead alive nor the injured are completely healed…. he simply maimed their lives forever just for his own slefish pleasure…. he has enough money he could have hired a designaed driver for the night. he is guilty and should get maximum sentence.


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