Bollywood macho and romantic actor Salman Khan has been granted bail on Saturday, two days after he was sentenced to five years imprisonment.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan's advocate Hastimal Saraswat briefs the media after completing his argument on Salman's bail plea at the sessions court in Jodhpur on Saturday.
While convicting Salman, the trial court acquitted his Bollywood colleagues Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre and a local, Dushyant Singh, giving them the "benefit of doubt" for the incident in October 1998.
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In the hearing today, the prosecution talked about the credibility of the witnesses and hinged the case on the post-mortem report which said that the blackbucks had gunshot wounds.
Khan subsequently sought to prefer a bail application before the District and Sessions Judge.
Khan, one of the world's highest paid actors, was imprisoned for five years Thursday after a court convicted him for killing rare antelopes known as black bucks on a hunting trip while shooting a movie in 1998. Also, Salman has been asked to be present in the Jodhpur court on May 7 for the next hearing in the case.
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The five Bollywood actors had reached Jodhpur on Wednesday night to attend the hearing on Thursday in the court of chief judicial magistrate (Jodhpur Rural), which put a closure, for the time being, on the case that was on for 20 years.
Seven months later, the high court acquitted him. The High Court also later dropped charges under the Arms Act.
"I am happy that he has got bail".
His next film, "Race 3", is an action thriller scheduled for release later in the year.
Film industry analysts say Khan has almost $90 million riding on him with at least three big projects in the pipeline.
The shooting of Race 3 is nearly over. "Welcome brother Salman Khan".
"The accused is a popular actor whose deeds are followed by people".
During his trial, Khan had argued that his driver had been behind the wheel, but the judge said it was the actor who had been driving under the influence of alcohol.