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Bollywood offers Salman Khan words of comfort

As the sessions court in Mumbai convicted Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Wednesday, many in the film industry expressed sympathy for the actor.

Calling Salman an “excellent” human being, filmmaker Subhash Ghai tweeted, “Salman Khan and all of us have to respect court verdict but we all know that Salman is excellent as human who can’t fight with destiny.”







Salman’s “Veer” director Anil Sharma said, “My prayers are for Salman Khan. Praying for the kind hearted, wonderful person. God bless.”





Actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted his support, saying, “Not commenting on courts verdict — but my heart goes out to @BeingSalmanKhan: large hearted & 1 of d finest people I have met in this industry.”





Music composer Wajid Ali said, “This is a very sad moment. I am shocked at the verdict. Salman bhai is a simple and real man. I hope he will take it in the right spirit. It was an accident, which can happen with anyone on an unfortunate day. Salman’s name has made this case popular. He paid the price of being a celebrity.”

BJP MP Hema Malini said she was praying that the actor gets a lesser sentence.

“Feeling very sad. Will pray for lesser imprisonment for Salman. My sympathy with Salman and his family,” she said.

Actor Shakti Kapoor said he was saddened by the verdict.

“However, a law is a law. This is unfortunate. Salman’s family are law-abiding citizens and they have already undergone 13 years of mental torture. His philanthropic work is well known and he is known to help the needy people,” he said.

Sania Mirza: Nothing else to say.. Except stay strong @BeingSalmanKhan.. like u always have..







Bipasha Basu: @BeingSalmanKhan is the nicest human being in this business. Wish all our Prayers and love help him in this difficult time. Deeply saddened.





Dia Mirza: He is the man that saved my Mothers life. That I will never forget. #SalmanKhan





Varun Dhawan: My prayers are with @BeingSalmanKhan and his family who I know love this country and respect its judiciary.





Sonakshi Sinha: Terrible news. Dnt knw wht to say except tht will stand by @BeingSalmanKhan no matter what. Hes a good man and no 1 can tk tht away frm him.





Kunal Kohli: Heart broken at the verdict against @BeingSalmanKhan.Prayers & strength to him & his wonderful family.





Arjun Kapoor: It doesn’t matter what anyone or any court says he doesn’t deserve this at any level...will stand by @BeingSalmanKhan no matter what...





Alia Bhatt: It hurts when your own are punished, even if they are in the wrong. We love you and are standing by you





Wajid Khan: My Maa is not well I’m sitting by her side n praying 4 @BeingSalmanKhan n heart is wth his family #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan...










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