Sentencing actor Salman Khan has shown the real side of the Bollywood that hates the poor and goes to any extent to support their fellow actor.
Salman Khan’s sentencing on Wednesday triggered his fans and Bollywood celebrities to react in the most inhuman and senseless, amateur way. No wonder, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya says roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on.
In his Twitter message, he wrote: “Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai (If a dog sleeps on the road, he’ll die a dog’s death. Roads are not poor people’s property)”
Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali also shared similar tweet defending Salman and found fault with the government for not providing housing to all the people.
She wrote: “The govt should be responsible for housing ppl. If no 1was sleeping on d road in any other country Salman wuld not have driven over anybody… It’s like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase”
Adding: “No one should be sleeping on the road or footpath. It is dangerous to do that just like it is dangerous to cross tracks… My ppl not sleeping on the road tweet is meant to mock the govt not d poor ppl Bec every govt is responsible to provide housing to its ppl”
Other celebrities included Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Ameesha Patel.
Preity wrote: “Shattered after hearing the verdict. Hope the court sees @BeingSalmanKhan has helped & saved hundreds of people over the years. #beinghuman”
Sushmita Sen shared: “Prayers n strength 4 my friend @BeingSalmanKhan n his family. Harsh sentencing doesn’t mean justice. Must appeal. Deeply saddened… There is an enormous difference between being a criminal and being human. True justice is then served. Keep d faith @BeingSalmanKhan”
“Just not fair on @BeingSalmanKhan . My prayers w him n his family to be strong. We r all with u,” Ameesha posted on her official Twitter handle.
Salman Khan was sentenced for culpable homicide not amounting to murder after the judge held Salman guilty of rash and negligent driving when he was behind the wheel of the Land Cruiser that killed the man in suburban Bandra in September 2002.
His lawyers had pleaded for a lighter sentence, citing the actor’s social work and heart and other medical issues.