What made Salman smile in jail
Though Katrina Kaif couldn't meet the heartthrob, another surprise lit up the beleaguered actor's face. Speak up | PicsUpdated: Apr 12, 2006 22:54 IST
Languishing in Central Jail in Jodhpur after hunting a protected animal, Bollywood star Salman Khan on Wednesday turned to God offering prayers in his cell for his early release, played carrom and got a pleasant surprise when he was given a chocolate in his breakfast.
After a court in Jodhpur on Wednesday deferred the hearing on his bail plea for Thursday, Khan's brother Sohail and sister Alivera prayed at the dargah of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer for the actor's release.
Away from the lights, camera and action of Bollywood, the 40-year-old actor, who has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for killing an endangered animal, whiles away his time playing carrom, talking to other jail inmates, reading magazines and newspapers.
A fitness fanatic, Salman is also spending over two hours in the morning having physical workout, jail sources said.
He does not get sound sleep and wakes early in the morning.
He offers namaz, does physical exercise and chats with his cell inmate Mahesh Chandra Sharma serving life imprisonment for murder. He takes some rest after lunch comprising chapatis, seasonal vegetables and daal.
A pleasant surprise greeted Salmanon Wednesday morning when Jail Superintendent ML Chouhan offered him a chocolate during the breakfast, a gesture that brought smile on the actor's face.
Salman shared his experience with Chouhan and told him that he was comfortable, the sources said.
A steady stream of visitors, including Salman's friend and model-turned-actress Katrina Kaif wanting to meet the actor, continued for the second day but none was allowed by Chouhan.
One of Salman's NRI friends arrived here and tried to call on him in jail but prison officials turned down his request.
Some Bollywood personalities, including producers and directors, are likely to arrive in Jodhpur soon in a bid to meet him and express solidarity with the beleaguered actor.
First Published: Apr 12, 2006 22:28 IST