Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, sentenced to a five-year jail term in a hit-and-run case, had a steady stream of visitors at his home on Thursday, a day before his bail application will come up for hearing in Bombay High Court.
In the afternoon, a surprise visitor was Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray.
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Congress legislator Nitesh Rane, son of former chief minister Narayan Rane, also went to the Khan residence and met the family.
A steady flow of visitors comprising actors, producers, directors, singers, musicians and music directors, some political personalities and others continued to come and meet the actor. Some of the visitors included Sonakshi Sinha, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Bipasha Basu.
They are believed to have expressed support to Salman and his family after he was found guilty in the September 28, 2002 hit-and-run case in Bandra which left one person dead and four people injured.
However, details of these meetings were not immediately available as the media contingent – and hundreds of Salman fans assembled outside – were kept at bay by his private security personnel.
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Meanwhile, support continued to pour in for Salman on social media networks from various quarters, including celebrities and commoners.
Salman, who was granted two days’ interim bail on medical grounds hours after his sentencing by Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande, will make his bail plea before Justice A.M. Thipsay in Bombay High Court on Friday.