Two more witnesses in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan testified in a Mumbai court on Monday. The first witness, a waiter at the bar that Salman visited, told the court that he had visited the bar with a group of friends and that the group had ordered alcohol that evening.
During cross-questioning he said he did not remember having seen Mr Khan consume alcohol that evening. He later told reporters, "That day Salman came at night around 11-11:30 PM and he was with his friends. There were around 7-8 of them. He came while the restaurant was quite full so he was standing at the bar for some time. They placed their order...with the manager after which I served the drinks and the food on the table."
Earlier this month, three eyewitnesses had identified the actor. The witness, who was injured in the accident, had claimed that he saw Salman Khan getting out from the right side of the Toyota Land Cruiser. One of the witnesses had even complained to the police that she had received a threatening call in connection to the case.
Today, the case is continuing in which one person was killed and four others were injured when a car allegedly driven by Salman Khan rammed into a bakery shop on September 28, 2002. The actor is charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, he faces a jail term of upto 10 years if convicted. So we bring you the possibilities of what may happen if the actor is jailed.
Here are 10 things that will change if Salman Khan goes to jail for 10 years...
Stronger bond between Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt
Salman has always been at Sanjay's side through his ups and downs. If Salman is jailed with Sanjay, they will get a chance to interact and bond more. They could possibly think about film scripts or other business ventures.
A loss of Rs. 500 crore
Several filmmakers are in a quandary as more than Rs. 500 crore is riding on him. In fact according to reports the breakdown of the Rs-500-crore figure reveals an amount of up to Rs.350 crore in movies, and Rs.50 crore in endorsements, all of which could possibly turn into losses if he is jailed. Hence, the actor is leaving no stone unturned to finish all his pending movies and reportedly skipped voting to complete Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick, slated to release on Eid. His other upcoming movies are Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and Anees Bazmee's No Entry Mein Entry.
Salman's rumoured marriage will get cancelled
Just some time back Salman Khan had hinted at a possibility of getting hitched by the end of this year as he is "tired of being single for a long time". He was quoted by media saying, "I follow humanity. I follow Islam, Christianity, and follow right thing as much I can. I have been kind of blessed. Father is Pathan, mother is Hindu, second mother is Catholic, and brother-in-law is Punjabi. Wife, I am thinking to bring from outside...," Salman had said then. If Salman gets jailed, the lucky girl who Salman was hinting to get married with will be heartbroken.
If Salman Khan is sent behind the bars, the eternal war between Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan to be no. 1 superstar of Bollywood, might finally come to rest given that Sallu bhai himself won't be there to compete anymore. Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan may be the only Khans left to rule.
New Box Office Kings
If the superstar is jailed, other A-league actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor will benefit. In fact other actors like Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana, Abhishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan too will benefit and will get a chance to be a part of blockbuster movies. All Salman's loyal directors will have no option but to work with other stars.
Arpita Khan's marriage will get postponed
Salman Khan's younger sister Arpita Khan, who is all geared up to get married to her Delhi-based boyfriend Aayush Sharma, might have to postpone her wedding if her brother gets jailed.
Suraj's debut movie goes kaput
Suraj Pancholi, Aditya Pancholi's son who the actor will be launching soon would be left clueless with his mentor suddenly disappearing.
New Bhai: Suraj Bhai
Bollywood might just witness another Bhai, while the original Bhai would be serving his sentence. We say it could be Suraj Pancholi, considering he is already accused of a murder.
Vivek vs Salman
Over the years, it has become apparent that Salman Khan has influenced careers of a lot of actors. The fact that his one call can make or break one's Bollywood dreams is known to everyone. In the wake of the new development, this might just come to an end and may be Vivek Oberoi can finally restart his career.