Post bail Salman to resume shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has truly been living in a mental havoc for the past few days due to his hearings on the infamous 2002 hit-and-run case.

The Bombay High Court, on Friday suspended his five-year prison sentence in a hit-and-run case, and reports suggest the actor is expected to resume to his shoot for Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ from Saturday onwards.

The actor was not present in court on Friday when a judge said the 49-year-old can apply for bail with a bond of Rs. 30,000. He has to surrender his passport and can only travel abroad with the court’s permission.

He completed bail formalities at the Mumbai sessions court on Friday evening. On his return home, he came out to the balcony of his apartment and greeted fans with a namaste, a wave and a salute.

“All those who prayed for and supported me thank u meherbani shukriya,” the actor later tweeted.

Khan was convicted on Wednesday of killing a homeless man with his SUV after a night out drinking 13 years ago. The sessions court had found him guilty of culpable homicide and other charges including driving without a license.

Lawyers for Khan argued in the Bombay High Court that his conviction should be overturned. The next hearing has been set for June.

While declaring Khan guilty, Judge DW Deshpande rejected his claim that his driver was to blame.

The judge said instead of reporting the accident to the police, Khan “hid” at home. “It is pertinent to note that the accused did not take any positive steps by visiting hospital to see the injured and provide medical aid to them,” the order said.

During the trial, the actor’s lawyers claimed that Khan had been drinking water and had climbed out of the car through the driver’s seat after the accident because the passenger side door had been damaged.

But several prosecution witnesses, including survivors of the crash, testified that Mr Khan was driving the vehicle when it ploughed at nearly 55 miles per hour into the men sleeping on the street near a bakery in September 2002.

Since his conviction on Wednesday, Bollywood’s top stars visited Salman at his Galaxy Apartment in a show of support. House calls were made by Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha and Kareena Kapoor.

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