13 years after the terrible incident, the Bombay High Court, today acquitted Salman of all charges saying that the prosecution had failed to provide sufficient evidence and the one provided was circumstantial. He further added that Salman cannot be punished on the basis of doubt. Naturally, the verdict came as a big relief for the actor, his family and friends.
While there are those who are harshly criticizing the verdict, Salman’s well wishers from within the film fraternity have taken to Twitter to express their happiness. The list of Salman supporters includes names like Anupam Kher, Mika Singh, Rimi Sen, Aftab Shivdasani, Adnan Sami and many more.
Jai Ho actress Daisy Shah too stated that it was time for celebration. She was quoted by IANS saying, “It’s time for double celebration as Salman has been acquitted and I am extremely happy for him. I will be meeting him in the evening. It’s a big day for his family and friends.”
Shilpa Shirodkar too said to the same agency, “I just wish he is acquitted from all the other cases he has on his head. God bless him and he lives a very healthy life and keeps entertaining everyone.”