Salman Khan's conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Wednesday could well be a lesson two of his biggest fans -- celebrity jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali (also actor Zayed Khan's sister) and singer Abhijeet -- will not forget easily. The two took to microblogging site Twitter to vent their anger post the ruling, but didn't expect the backlash for their vitriolic, tasteless and insensitive tweets.
After the angry reactions to their tweets, singer Abhijeet and celebrity jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali apologised for it on later on Wednesday.
Singer Abhijeet wrote, "A human doesn't deserve to die a dog's death".
A Human Dsnt deserve to die a Dog's Death pic.twitter.com/FUNVB5jyLa— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015
Farah Khan Ali, on the other hand, sounded a little more defiant when she tweeted, "Anyway thank u for ur opinions abuses et all. Ur always welcome just like I am entitled 2 voice mine.Will pray tht Salman gets som reprieve."
Anyway thank u for ur opinions abuses et all. Ur always welcome just like I am entitled 2 voice mine.Will pray tht Salman gets som reprieve— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
While Bollywood had come out in droves to express their support for the Salman Khan, none of his colleagues crossed the limits of decency and were restrained in their reactions. Except, of course, Farah and Abhijeet.
Soon after the verdict was pronounced in the morning, Farah took to Twitter and wrote: It's like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase
It's like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
She didn't stop at this, and soon added another message: No one should be sleeping on the road or footpath. It is dangerous to do that just like it is dangerous to cross tracks.
No one should be sleeping on the road or footpath. It is dangerous to do that just like it is dangerous to cross tracks.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
As if this was not enough, soon singer Abhijeet decided to shock everybody with his tasteless message: Kutta rd pe soyega kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai I ws homles an year nvr slept on rd @BeingSalmanKhan @sonakshisinha.
He didn't stop here and went on to add another tweet: Mumbai ke road Aur footpath pe sone ka shauk hai ?? Y not at your village no vehicles to kill u.. Support @BeingSalmanKhan @sonakshisinha.
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015
Later in the day, a written complaint was filed against Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for his controversial comments. A city based activist Suraj Soni submitted the written complaint to Jhotwara police station seeking FIR against the singer for his comments. However, the police has not registered any FIR yet.
"We have not registered any FIR so far and has kept the complaint for a probe," said Station House Officer of Jhotwara police station Shiv Kumar Bharadwaj.
The complainant said that the singer has hurt sentiments of the people with his comments and legal action against him was necessary, police said.