Amitabh Bachchan in defense of Salman Khan


Bollywood’s megastars Amitabh Bachchan was recently interviewed on Arnab Goswami’s show frankly Speaking. The Shahenshah spoke about many topics on the show, but what caught the attention of the viewers was when he was asked about Salman Khan‘s Hit & Run Case. Amitabh Bachchan was asked about why Indian film industry was supporting Salman Khan, knowing that he is convicted in hit and run case.

Arnab Goswami had put Amitabh Bachchan in a hot spot, when he questioned the megastar regarding the stand taken by Bollywood in support of Salman Khan. Salman who was convicted in the Hit & Run Case but later let out on bail, and the sentence too was overruled by the High Court.

Arnab said , “Why does the Hindi film industry have blinkers on?”

To which Big B had replied, “No, they’re not blinkers. What is wrong in saying something good about a person?”

Arnab further prodded,”So he (Salman Khan) can kill a person and get away with it?” and No word for the victim?”

To which Amitabh Bachchan firmly answered, “Fair enough, there’s the law of the land, which will take care of it.”

On September 28, 2002, Salman Khan’s Land Cruiser rammed into a bakery in Bandra, killing one person and injuring four. On May 6, Indian session court found him guilty and sentenced him for five years jail. But his Sentence was suspended on May 8th and a bail was granted. The final appeal on Salman Khan’s hit and run case will be heard in July 2015.

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