Before verdict, Salman Khan meets SRK as family offers prayers

  • Agencies, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 07, 2015 15:26 IST


Salman Khan

left his apartment for the session court in Mumbai today, his family got together to offer prayers for a favourable verdict for the star.

A verdict will be delivered in the 2002 hit-and-run case today in which Salman's car had rammed into a bakery in suburban Bandra killing one person and injuring four others.

The 49-year-old actor is facing charges under IPC for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts maximum 10 years imprisonment.

At Salman's home in Galaxy Apartment in suburban Bandra, his family members - mother Salma, brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan, sisters Alvira and Arpita have been offering prayers since last night.

"We are all eagerly waiting for the verdict and we hope all will go well," Salman's father and noted scriptwriter Salim Khan said.

Salman's sister Arpita, his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan as well as Congress leader Baba Siddiqui met the 49-year-old actor this morning ahead of the verdict.

Also, many Bollywood celebrities including superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Soha Ali Khan, director David Dhawan, brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri came to meet and convey their wishes to Salman in the wee hours.

Curious onlookers, fans and a posse of media personnel were seen outside his home, which is wrapped in tight security.

Salman returned from Jammu and Kashmir yesterday where he had been shooting for his home production Bajrangi Bhaijaan which is due to release in July.

The actor arrived in the evening and spent time with his family at home, the sources added.

His younger sister Arpita Khan Sharma has extended thanks to her brother's die-hard fans for their relentless support.

"Today is a big day for us & we know we are not alone. Thank you for your Dua's, love & support always. God bless!" tweeted Arpita, who recently got married to Aayush Sharma in a lavish ceremony hosted by Salman.

After Sanjay Dutt, Salman is the second big star from Hindi film industry to get embroiled in a high-profile criminal case in recent years.

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