Courting controversies: Salman Khan and his tryst with law
A court in Jodhpur will pronounce its judgment on Wednesday in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. However, this is not the only time Khan is in the news.bollywood Updated: Feb 25, 2015 10:15 IST
A court in Jodhpur will pronounce its judgment on Wednesday in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. The final arguments in the case were completed on February 5 and the chief judicial magistrate had reserved the final order for February 25.
However, this is not the only time Khan is in the news. Here is a list of controversies that Salman found himself engulfed in.
This is where it all started. Salman Khan and his co-stars of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain were accused of hunting endangered chinkara and blackbuck deer while shooting in Jodhpur for the film.
2002: Salman Khan ran into trouble after his car ran into a bakery in Mumbai. One person who was sleeping on the pavement died and three others were injured in the mishap. This case is also pending in the court.
2002: Khan again made the headlines in the same year when film actor and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai walked out of the relationship with him. It was said that Khan physically assaulted Aishwarya.
2003: Actor Vivek Oberoi got into a media war with Salman Khan over his ill treatment of Aishwarya Rai. Vivek and Aishwarya were allegedly in a relationship at that time.
2008: Some religious organisations issued fatwa against the Bollywood actor for conduction Ganesh Puja at his house in Mumbai.
2008: He picked up a fight with fellow Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at Katrina Kaif's birthday. A cold war continued between the two till recently. It is rumoured that SRK cracked a joke which didn't go well with Salman.
2010: Salman Khan came under severe criticism for saying during an interview to a Pakistani channel that the 26/11 attacks were hyped because 'elite people' were targeted.
2014: He was criticised for performing at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's Saifai Mahotsav even as children died in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar for want of proper rehabilitation. Salman refused to back down despite pressure.
2014: Salman attracted some nasty comments during the Kite Festival in Gujarat when he met BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad. Once again, it was during the celebration of Makar Sankranti.
2014: Salman also drew flak when he visited Sri Lanka and participated in a campaign for Mahinda Rajapakse before the presidential elections in the country.