Feb 01

Bollywood star Salman Khan faces homicide trial

Mumbai: A court in Mumbai has ruled that Bollywood star Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide over a 2002 hit-and-run case which could land him behind bars for 10 years, his lawyer said Friday.Bollywood star Salman Khan faces homicide trial

Khan is alleged to have rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle onto a pavement and over five sleeping homeless people in suburban Mumbai, killing one and injuring four others.

Dipesh Mehta, who represents Khan, said a sessions court had on Thursday “directed the police to book him for culpable homicide not amounting to murder”.

“We will however challenge this decision in the High Court,” Mehta told AFP.

Khan was being tried under a lesser charge of rash and negligent driving but prosecutors had filed an application for the charges to be upgraded, which the court upheld. The new offences carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison.

“The court said there was enough evidence to show the act was not incidental and hence the case should be tried under a more serious section,” the Times of India reported on Friday, quoting another of Khan’s lawyers Kaushal Thakkar.

Mumbai: A court in Mumbai has ruled that Bollywood star Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide over a 2002 hit-and-run case which could land him behind bars for 10 years, his lawyer said Friday.

Khan is alleged to have rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle onto a pavement and over five sleeping homeless people in suburban Mumbai, killing one and injuring four others.

Dipesh Mehta, who represents Khan, said a sessions court had on Thursday “directed the police to book him for culpable homicide not amounting to murder”.

“We will however challenge this decision in the High Court,” Mehta told AFP.

Khan was being tried under a lesser charge of rash and negligent driving but prosecutors had filed an application for the charges to be upgraded, which the court upheld. The new offences carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison.

“The court said there was enough evidence to show the act was not incidental and hence the case should be tried under a more serious section,” the Times of India reported on Friday, quoting another of Khan’s lawyers Kaushal Thakkar.

The star has been asked to be present in court on March 11.

Khan — known for his muscular physique and off-camera fits of temper — has been a controversial figure since he first broke into Bollywood in the late 1980s in the romance film “Maine Pyar Kiya” (I’m In Love).

In 1998, he spent more than a week in prison for killing endangered Indian gazelles in the northern state of Rajasthan.salman khan

Jul 25

Salman Khan has decided to quits smoking and drinking.

salman khan Quit smokingA source said, “Salman bhai is in his prime. He is enjoying success like never before and has become extremely disciplined. After his health scare around a year back due to trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain), Salman does not want to hamper the recovery process any more. That s why he decided that he would quit smoking and drinking.”

The source revealed that it has been nearly five months Khan has not had a cigarette or a drink. He has also reportedly quit partying to stay away from any such bad habits.

“Salman s illness scared everyone around him and his family. He now does not want to do anything that will upset his family members and quitting drinking and smoking is the first step towards that,” the source added.

“Salman is also making sure that he finishes his films as per schedule and is always present on the sets on time. He is also taking keen interest in every aspect of the film making including the promotions which he never did earlier,” the source concluded.