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2002 hit-and-run case: ‘Dabangg’ actor breaks down after judgment

Humari police humesha late aati hai aur galat insaan ko hi arrest karti hai.” Actor Salman Khan’s dialogue in his last film Kick was proved wrong on Wednesday after he was pronounced guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case by a sessions court in Mumbai.

The 49-year-old actor, known for his macho, formidable avatar on-screen, broke down as judge D.W. Deshpande pronounced the verdict. In the film though, he had put on a brave face when he was being imprisoned.

It is ironical to see the actor on the other side of the law in real life because Salman has in recent years been effectively playing a crusader for justice in his films.

Through his cop act in Garv, Wanted and the Dabangg franchise or his role as the do-gooder in films Jai Ho and Kick, the actor has amassed a huge fan following.

Whether as a lover boy or an action hero, Salman’s box-office glory is the envy of most of his contemporaries. He is also one of Bollywood’s most loved stars, which is perplexing considering that he has constantly grabbed headlines for his off-screen antics.

The court ruling does not augur well for the film industry as a big sum of over Rs. 200 crore is riding on the superstar.

His two upcoming films, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, are currently in the final stages.

In fact, the actor had just returned from Srinagar on Tuesday after wrapping up the shooting of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Salman is also facing trial in a Rajasthan court for hunting a black buck during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hain back in 1998.


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