The court finally sentenced Salman Khan, who had run over a few homeless people (and killed one) sleeping on a footpath in Mumbai with his car as he was driving under the influence of alcohol. This case, which ran for 13 years, finally closed after the actor was sentenced to 5 years of jail, accusing him of drunk driving and culpable homicide.
Needless to say, Bollywood celebrities active on Twitter had opinions on it, but they seem to be more in support of the actor’s deeds than his sentence.
Some celebrities completely lost the plot
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015
It’s like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase
— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
While others ‘showered’ love no matter what
@BeingSalmanKhan has been a God sent angel to me who changed my life completely n I’ll always b thankful to him. Lots of love n support !
— Zareen P Khan (@zareen_khan) May 6, 2015
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Not commenting on courts verdict- but my heart goes out 2 @BeingSalmanKhan :large hearted & 1 of d finest people I hv met in this industry.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 6, 2015
Hurts to think of what could happen. We will always be with you. Hope the judge sees the beauty of a human being that Salman Khan is.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 6, 2015
Ridiculous, isn’t it? It seems like the only acceptable and sensible tweet was posted by Alia Bhatt.
It hurts when your own are punished, even if they are in the wrong. We love you and are standing by you
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) May 6, 2015