Welcoming Salman Khan’s acquittal in the 2002 hit and run case, Shah Rukh Khan today (December 11) expressed his happiness for his old friend.
“At a personal level without getting into anything generic or bigger, he is our friend and colleague. I have known him for years now. So, if there is anything happening nice for him then we feel happy. On that level yes, we are happy and in whichever way the judgement has gone is positive for him so we feel happy for him,” said Shah Rukh Khan.
SRK also said that he hasn’t spoken to Salman yet and will do so as soon as he find time from his busy schedule.
The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ star will celebrate his 50th birthday on December 27.
The Bombay High Court had on Thursday (December 10) acquitted Salman in the case, quashing the trial court order convicting and sentencing him for five years.
It held that the prosecution had failed to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that the actor was driving the vehicle at the time of accident and was drunk. (With PTI inputs)