After Salman Khan was convicted in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, the entire film fraternity was taken aback. Many celebrities from the television and film industry took to their social media handles to extend their support to the Race 3 actor and wished the best for him. Meanwhile, there were others from the industry who visited his home in Mumbai on Thursday evening to be with the ‘Khan-daan’ in their difficult time.
Sonakshi Sinha, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Salman in Dabangg, was seen arriving at his residence in the evening. Her parents Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha too were spotted reaching the actor’s house in a separate car. Actor Sneha Ullal whose Bollywood career was given wings by Salman in the 2005 film Lucky: No Time for Love also visited the Khans after hearing the news of Salman being sentenced to five years in jail. The visitors list also included Race 3 producer Ramesh Taurani, Arbaaz Khan ex-wife Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora and brother-in-law Aayush Sharma.
Photos| Celebrities visit Salman Khan’s residence in Mumbai
(All photos: Varinder Chawla)
The Jodhpur court on Thursday afternoon found Salman guilty of killing of two blackbucks in Kankani village, near Jodhpur, during the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya’s film Hum Saath Saath Hain. His co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu were also accused but were acquitted by the court. The sessions court on Friday reserved the hearing on his bail till Saturday and now he has to spend another night in the jail.
The verdict of the case, according to the trade analysts will affect his upcoming film projects including Race 3, Bharat, Kick 2 and Dabangg 3 and the actor has Rs 400 to Rs 600 crore riding on him. Before the blackbuck poaching case verdict, Salman was busy with the shoot of Remo D’Souza directorial Race 3 along with Jacqueline Fernandez.