Mumbai, May 6: Salman Khan has been sentenced to prison for five years. A Mumbai court on Wednesday, May 6 convicted the Bollywood superstar in 2002 hit-and-run case.
Salman was one among the most popular actors on Bollywood. The entire film industry is saddened and disappointed with the court verdict. Celebrities across the country expressed their solidarity with Salman.
However, a few celebrities like singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and jewellery designer Farah Khan crossed all limits while showing their support to the actor.
Both celebrities criticised the victims who were crushed under Salman's SUV on Sept 28, 2002. Instead of criticising the actor, the celebrities blamed the person who had slept on the footpath.
Abhijeet and Farah's tweets created a fresh controversy on micro-blogging site Twitter where people slammed the two celebrities.
Suicide is crime so is sleeping on footpath..80% homeles film ppl strugld achievd stardom but never slept on footpath @BeingSalmanKhan— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015
Salman is responsible for the lively hood of many people at large and the judgement is too harsh. I hope he gets some reprive in appeal.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
I do feel sorry for the victim and his family and did not say that there should be no punishment. However I feel it should not be maximum.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
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.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
Mr. abhijeet Bhattacharya u need to go to school again to learn how to think. A person having dog's thought can make such statement.— ANUJ KUMAR SINHA (@anujksinha) May 6, 2015
#AbhijeetBhattacharya footpath is also not for driving uh idiot— Krishna Gattani (@krishna_gattani) May 6, 2015
#abhijeetbhattacharya Poor pl dnt sleep on ftpath outta their interest.And FYKI ftpth isnt a place meant for driving either.Disgusting u r!— Vedika Bhide (@vedikabhide) May 6, 2015
Wot kind of person ur #abhijeetbhattacharya it means u feel that we common ppl r stray dogs.Bt remmber common ppl can achieve a gr8 success…— Sanket N Ankushrao (@mynameis_Sanky) May 6, 2015