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‘Irony gets run over on streets’: Twitter reacts to Salman Khan giving advice on road safety

Twitter is taking Salman Khan’s case for ironically doling out advice on road safety at the launch of his e-cycles.

bollywood Updated: Jun 07, 2017 00:10 IST
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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan during the launch of ‘Being Human Electric Cycle’, in Mumbai.(PTI Photo)

Salman Khan is getting thrashed on Twitter for doling out advice on road safety, with people reminding him that he was accused of crushing a man to death and injuring four other persons in Mumbai in 2002.

Salman was acquitted in December 2015 but the controversy still dogs him. The actor was speaking on Monday at the launch of e-cycles, which will be sold under the brand of Being Human, his charity. “I think cycles are okay but motorcycles are really dangerous for them (youngsters) and for other people around as well. We shoot in Film City so I see on the highway people racing recklessly,” he said.

“Earlier there used to be races at the (Bandra) reclamation (where) I lost a friend of mine. I am against that. If you want to race, do that on the racing tracks. Don’t use main roads,” he added.

Twitter, however, could see the irony in his comments and was quick to take his case. Here’re some tweets:

On September 28, 2002, Salman allegedly hit his Toyota Land Cruiser into American Express Bakery on Hill Road junction in Bandra. Singer Kamaal Khan was also with him in the car. Salman left his car and fled from the scene of the accident without providing aid to injured.

A sessions court in Mumbai convicted the actor in the hit-and-run case but he was acquitted of all charges by the Bombay high court because the “prosecution has failed to prove the charges against Khan on all counts”.

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First Published: Jun 06, 2017 17:39 IST