Salman Khan: Here’s why year 2015 was eventful for Bollywood superstar
The year 2015 has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for Bollywood superstar - Salman Khan – who has been raking in the moolah at the Box Office since the last six years or so.
However, this year holds greater significance primarily because the hunk of an actor has had both moments of ecstasy to cherish and agony to be forgotten.
The Bollywood titan, has however, had a blissful journey with accomplishments overriding depressing episodes that his ardent fans would want to ignore.
Here’s taking a look at why the year 2015 has been eventful for Salman Khan:
Salman Khan acquitted in the 2002 hit-and-run case:
The Bombay High Court on December 11 acquitted Salman Khan of all the charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case and thus pronounced him a free man.
What had happened earlier in the year?
Sessions Court Judge DW Deshpande said that all charges against the actor in the 2002 hit-and-run case were proved and held him guilty of the tragic death of one of the victims. The court had sentenced Salman Khan to five years in jail. In addition to his 5 years sentencing, the Bollywood actor also faced 2 months imprisonment and a fine of Rs 500 for driving without licence.
Soon after the sessions court’s verdict, Salman’s senior lawyer had approached the Bombay High court seeking bail for the actor
Latest on Salman Khan’s Arms Act case:
The Rajasthan High Court on October 27allowed the petition of Salman Khan seeking documents pertaining to the prosecution sanction against him under Arms Act in a case which is an offshoot of the black buck poaching incident of 1998. The court summoned the public prosecutor in the court and ordered him to make the sought documents available to Khan's counsel.
The court had allowed Khan to summon 5 prosecution witnesses for the re-examination, of whom only one, the investigation officer and the then Asst. Superintendent of Police, Ashok Patni, had appeared on September 24.
A case had been registered against Salman Khan by the forest department on October 15, 1998 under Arms Act mentioning that the arms used by Khan during alleged poaching of two black bucks at village Kankani near Jodhpur on the intervening night of 1 -2 October, 1998, had their licences expired and hence he had been using those arms illegally.
Acting on this complaint, the Luni police had registered a case against Khan under Arms Act.
(With PTI inputs)
Salman Khan’s Box Office achievements:
Salman Khan went on to become the first Bollywood star to rake in Rs 500 crores in just one year with two back-to-back blockbusters – Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo respectively.
Links to reviews:
Also read: Salman Khan creates history, becomes first Bollywood star to make a business of Rs 500 crores in just one year!
Salman Khan rules 2015 Bollywood Box Office – here’s why
Salman has as many as many as 9 Rs.100 Crores plus films to his credit
Bigg Boss Salman Khan:
Salman Khan returned to the small screen as the host of super-hit reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. He has been hosting the show since the last five years. With the ninth edition of the show, Salman entered the sixth year of his association with ‘Bigg Boss’.
Also read: Salman Khan says 'Bigg Boss 9' is mine!
Salman Khan at 50!
Salman Khan turned 50 this year and joined his contemporaries- Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in the 50 club! The hunk of an actor, who has been on the industry for over two decades and a half, rules the roost even today.