MUMBAI–Friends and colleagues of Salman Khan, who was acquitted of all charges from his 2002 accident case, on Thursday congratulated the Bollywood superstar for getting rid of the “legal sword” that was hanging over his head for 13 years.
Singer Mika Singh, who has given several popular hit songs for his films like “Aaj ki party”, tweeted: “Congrats big bro @BeingSalmanKhan…God bless you”, while Salman’s “Yuvvraaj” shared: “God is always kind to good human beings, @BeingSalmanKhan with god’s blessings is freed today from a hanging sword for thirteen years. Cheers!”
Veteran actor Anupam Kher said: “So happy that @BeingSalmanKhan is acquitted of all charges. Truth Prevails. Even if it takes 13 long years.”
The Bombay High Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to Salman in the September 28, 2002, accident case citing lack of evidence. Justice A.R. Joshi said the actor “cannot be convicted” on the basis of the evidences produced by the prosecution.
Following the news, congratulations also came in from singer Adnan Sami, who crooned the melodious track “Bhardo jholi” in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. “#SalmanVerdict Heartiest Congratulations to my dear bro @BeingSalmanKhan! Celebrating with #DRUMSOFCELEBRATION,” he posted.
Meanwhile, veteran actor Paresh Rawal posted an image from Salman’s film “Garv – The Pride”, showing the actor walking out of a court and a policemen saluting him. With this, Paresh tweeted: “Salman Khan ji coming out of court after judgment… #SalmanVerdict.”
Also celebrating the judgment was “Hate Story 3” actress Daisy Shah, who is Salman’s close friend.
“It’s time for double celebration as Salman has been acquitted and I am extremely happy for him. I will be meeting him in the evening. It’s a big day for his family and friends,” Daisy told IANS.
Author and columnist Shobhaa De commented that justice has prevailed, but also raised a pertinent question.
She shared: “Thank god for our courts!!! Justice first and last! If Salman didn’t do it, who did? One dead person. Four injured. Surely, someone is guilty??”
Meanwhile, actress Shilpa Shirodkar told IANS: “I just wish he is acquitted from all the other cases he has on his head. God bless him and he lives a very healthy life and keeps entertaining everyone.”
Salman’s name is also part of a case in which he and few other Bollywood actors are accused of poaching blackbucks.