Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been convicted by Bombay sessions court of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit-and-run case with all charges proved against him and can face upto 10 years in jail. Bollywood reacts to the verdict...
Here's what they tweeted:
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.
Alia Bhatt: We love you and are standing by you.
Varun Dhawan: I won't comment on the courts judgement. But salman Bhai has the biggest heart and is the most helpful person in this industry
Riteish Deshmukh: 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.
Parineeti Chopra: 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.
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...
Cant wrap my head around what's happening,scary how fickle life is,hope n pray he emerges stronger like he has in the past @BeingSalmanKhan
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
Farah Khan: In Dubai.. But thoughts n prayers are still in Mumbai with @BeingSalmanKhan n his family..
Sophie Choudry: I respect the law but @BeingSalmanKhan & his family have helped so many people & have the kindest heart. This hurts. God give them strength.
Ameesha Patel: Just not fair on @BeingSalmanKhan . My prayers w him n his family to be strong. We r all with u
Zareen P Khan: @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 !
Ashutosh Gowariker: Day of feeling helpless&useless when you can't do anything for the hand that has helped YOU so much.@BeingSalmanKhan
Gurmeet Choudhary: Sad :( #SalmanVerdict
Mahhi Vij: Sad day for al Salmans fan this was nt a fair decision @BeingSalmanKhan he does much more n beyond for d ppl in need
Subhash Ghai: I have experienced d palpitations we go thru on d day of judgement. U really connect to god for justice as we all pray for #salman khan now
Salman khan n all of us have to respect court verdict but we all know that salman is excellent as human who can't fight with destiny
Bhagyashree: The verdict! My heart is wid @BeingSalmanKhan n the family. I think he suffered enuf mentally for all dat happnd. But we hv 2 follw d law.
Hansika Motwani: Heartbreaking #SalmanVerdict . Speechless ! immense respect for @BeingSalmanKhan . Prayers and strength to the family
Kunal Kohli: Heart broken at the verdict against @BeingSalmanKhan.Prayers & strength to him & his wonderful family.
Aftab Shivdasani: Have to respect the law of this country but my prayers and thoughts are with @BeingSalmanKhan and his family at this time..wish him strength
Rahul Mahajan: My heart goes out for @BeingSalmanKhan and family #SalmanVerdict
Aarti Chabria: I dnt support drunk driving!BUT!Im also against ppl sleeping on the dam footpath!Very sad to hear the #SalmanKhanVerdict Prayers wid d fly.
Parmeet Sethi: My heart goes out to salman's family. May God give them strength in this dark hour.
Anjana Sukhani: Prayers for u n the family @BeingSalmanKhan
Pooja Misrra: Heartfelt prayers for @BeingSalmanKhan ! May god grant him &his family with strength & him with minimum sentence!Deeply saddened!
Just bcoz @BeingSalmanKhan's superstar,d court cannot slaughter him just 2 set an example!Dey cannot overlook all his humanitarian acts!
Abhijeet: Come out fraternity, support @BeingSalmanKhan boldly not hypocriticly Roads footpath r not meant 4 sleeping, not driver's or alcohol's fault
Kainaat Arora: Prayers For Salman Khan And Family .. may Allah Have Mercy .. #PrayersForSalmanKhan
Disha Parmar: Don't know what's going to happen now!!
Parveen Dusanj: TV channels in over drive
Here's what other Bollywood celebs had to say about Salman's 2002 hit-and-run verdict:
Hema Malini: Feeling very sad. Will pray for lesser imprisonment for Salman. My sympathy with Salman and his family.
Shakti Kapoor: 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.
Wajid Ali: 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.
(With inputs from agencies)