Seems as Salman Khan‘s troubles are not ending. Now, a Mumbai court has cancelled the bailable warrant against Bollywood superstar in the 2002 hit-and-run case. A leading agency tweeted, “2002 Hit and Run case: Mumbai Sessions Court cancelled bailable warrant against #SalmanKhan.”
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2018
The court had last week stayed the bailable warrant in the 7-year-old hit-and-run case, in which the government’s appeal against Salman’s acquittal is pending before the Supreme Court.
In December 2015, the Bombay High Court had acquitted Khan of all criminal charges for a lack of substantial evidence. Salman was recently given five years of imprisonment in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
In an earlier interview with a daily when the actor was asked about these ghosts of his past, he spoke about it candidly.
Since Khan has been a role model to many, he was asked if it is fair for kids and adults to idolize him owing to his past.
To this Salman said, “Everybody has a past. Does that make you a bad person for life? In my case, there is deliberate malice. When people go after you for something you have not done, it’s bad. Next thing you know you are running around courts and people are judging you.”
He added, “For 20 years. 20 years is a long time, man. It’s a lot of years. It takes a toll on you and your family. The financial toll on our family because of the cases has been huge. When I was a nobody I had nothing. (Pauses) When I become somebody, I got the magistrate court. When I become slightly bigger, I got the High Court, then. And now when I am in this position, I have the Supreme Court.”
Quiz him if these ghosts of past will ever leave him and Khan asserts, “It will leave me. It’s God’s way of anchoring me down. If these things didn’t happen, I would have lost the plot by now. That’s how I see it. It’s my journey and whatever it takes, I will go through it. Thankfully, I have family and friends who’ve stood by me and pointed out whatever happened wasn’t correct. I don’t have any ghosts. These ghosts have been created by people who are running businesses on them. There are so many incidents like mine that happened and nobody ever talks about them. Whenever there’s a hit-and-run that happens anywhere, they drag me into it all over again. I mean, what the hell, come on, man. How much will you go on and on…”
Salman Khan further explained, “The High Court looked into it and they came up with a verdict which says that nothing of that sort ever happened. Ye sab galat hi hai. The courts said it. But what about the 20 years? What about it? Mere toh wo gaye na? And there’s nothing to compensate for that. Nothing at all. And during all this, when I am seen doing a comedy show, or romancing beautiful women, or just laughing, they go like, “Look at this brat. He doesn’t care. He is indifferent to what happened.” And I am like, dude. It’s my bloody job. I have to do it no matter what. I have to do it to sustain myself and pay my lawyers. If I don’t do it, where is the money going to come from?”
Interestingly, many still think that Salman got away from this case because he is an actor. But the actor disagrees. He said, “Which is not at all true. It’s not true. It’s all nautanki (mischief). Even now there are 5 out of job people who’ll show up on television to debate my case.Some for, some against. It’s ridiculous. None of them would have happened if I wasn’t a star. None of it.”>