Mumbai, May 9: After Bollywood actor Salman Khan got reprieve in the 2002 hit and run case as the Bombay High Court granted him bail, the actor took to social media to give his first response after he his 5-year jail sentence was suspended.
"All those who prayed for and supported me thank u meherbani shukriya," he tweeted.
All those who prayed for and supported me thank u meherbani shukriya .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 8, 2015
In this film, where Salman appears as a crusader against corruption, he says, "Aap thank you mat kahiye... uske badle mein teen logon ki madad kijiye...aur un teeno se kehna ki woh teen aur ki madad karen...duniya badal jayegi." (Don't thank me, rather you do a good turn to three others and ask them to help another three people each...the world will change.).
The fans who gathered in front of the Galaxy apartment in suburban Bandra, where Salman lives, included many women who danced and sang upon seeing the actor back home.
Salman was joined on the balcony by his father, well-known script-writer Saleem Khan.
The crowd had gathered near the actor's house since morning. At times police had to chase the people away to clear the road for traffic.
The Bombay High Court today suspended his 5-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case and granted him bail in the case that spanned for over 13 years.
As the word came out that the high court had stayed the sentence pending disposal of Khan's appeal, exultant fans burst firecrackers, broke into a wild jig, hopped, jumped and carried each other on shoulders at his residence in suburban Bandra here.
(With inputs from agencies)