Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been acquitted of all charges in connection with the 2002 hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court. (Read full story)

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Salman Khan outside the High Court. Pic/Bipin Kokate

Salman's B-Town buddies are elated over the news of his acquittal. Here are some reactions:

Kabir Khan
I am out of the country, but all I can say is that I am really happy for him — Kabir Khan filmmaker

Himesh Reshammiya, musician
God has been very kind. Salman bhai is a fantabulous human being, a generous soul. And God is great. Truly, good things happen to good people — Himesh Reshammiya, musician

Sonu Sood
I am very closely associated with him and have seen him go through tough times. The verdict has come as a huge relief for the whole family as well as the film fraternity. As a friend, I am really happy for him — Sonu Sood, actor

Ashmit Patel
I am happy with the decision. Now he is free to do what he does best — being a fantastic human being. I didn’t get a chance to speak to him since he must be busy with his family but I am really happy that he is a free man. He has been an elder brother to me all these years — Ashmit Patel, actor

Nikhil Dwivedi
We just have to respect the court’s judgment just as we did when he got convicted. Today, netizens judge people even before the court gives its ruling. The lesson for us and the society, at large, is that we shouldn’t pronounce someone guilty before the final verdict. But we all are happy Nikhil Dwivedi, actor

Sophie Choudry
The Salman Khan I know has helped countless people and does more good than anyone I know. Thirteen years is a long time to have a sword hanging over your head. I am truly happy for him and his wonderful family — Sophie Choudry, actress-singer

#SalmanVerdict was also the top trending topic on Twitter and congratulations poured in for the 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' star on the micro-blogging site. Here is what Bollywood celebs tweeted: