Salman Khan ’s father Salim Khan has said that the Bollywood actor has spent more than Rs 25 crore in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The writer added that he was happy and relieved after his son’s acquittal on Thursday.
Yesterday, the Bombay High Court acquitted the 49-year-old actor of all charges in the case, seven months after a sessions court convicted and sentenced him to five-year imprisonment in May. “Everybody is happy...every person who is close to Salman emotionally, is happy. I am happy and relieved,” Salim Khan said.
The veteran Bollywood scriptwriter feels people are oblivious to the ordeal that Salman faced in the case. “People are saying he has just walked away... he has been in the jail for few days. He has spent over Rs 20-25 crores (on the case). Besides this, what about the tension that he and everyone went through all this time?” Salim said.
On September 28, 2002, Salman’s car had rammed into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra killing one and injuring four others.