The fact that Salman Khan is one of the most powerful personalities of Bollywood is no secret. He is the man who made careers of many actors like Katrina Kaif and Sonakshi Sinha. Not just that, there are also some whose Bollywood career got destroyed after they messed up with Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi being the best known name.
Earlier this week, Jodhpur court convicted Salman Khan in 1998 blackbuck poaching case filed against him by the Bishnoi community of the area. Salman Khan has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and Rs 10000 fine. He already spent 2 nights in Jodhpur Central Jail and the court is expected to hear his bail plea on April 7.
After his conviction, many celebrities from the television and film industry have openly come out in his support. Take a look at tweets by some of them below:
The law takes its course. Can’t argue it. But at this point in time I just feel helpless and my heart goes out to @BeingSalmanKhan and his family. Reason, cause the last thing @BeingSalmanKhan is, is a criminal.I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves.
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) 5 April 2018
I am extremely shocked to hear @BeingSalmanKhan being convicted by session court but also having full trust in indian judiciary which has many other doors to appeal for final justice whatsoever. Since He is most loved person by industry N people for his human reasons too.
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) 5 April 2018
— ANI (@ANI) 5 April 2018
But there is one who has dared to speak up against Salman. Former Bigg Boss contestant, model and actress-turned-nun Sofia Hayat took to her Instagram page and said that she is not afraid to speak up against Salman and is happy that he has been sent to jail for what he has done.
She posted a meme of Salman Khan with a long caption. Take a look at Sofia Hayat’s Instagram post against Salman Khan below:
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Karma gets you in the end…Many people are afraid to talk against Salman because they think he controls Bollywood. Well, I no longer serve my ego and therefore am not afraid to speak up. I am so happy that Salman has gone to jail for what he has done. Animals are so important to this planet and doing what he did and then mocking it was a huge act of his own self importance. Lots of children look up to him, and he has a responsibility to the young people.What is he showing the world when he does things like this? What lessons is he giving them? That it is ok to break the law, to kill animals and then mock it because he is a celebrity? In any western country he would have been vilified for this and the drink driving deaths that he caused. He has then reinvented himself as a charitable man to try and compensate his karma. Today, India has shown that no matter who you are, if you break the law, you are no bigger than the law. I have heard so many young people in India speak about how they are afraid to go to the police about crimes committed by others because they watch the tv and see how people with money and status get away with it because they have paid off the police or the judge or the lawyers. This happened to me when Armaan Kohli paid off 2 of my lawyers so that I could not continue with the case, Dolly Bindra also told me that Armaans family are powerful enough to put drugs in my bag at the airport and I would be in Jail. I had to then drop the case as all the lawyers I hired were paid off. Today, Hindustan can stand strong and hold its head up high to the world and show them that justice is held up in India, and today, all the poor people have been shown a glimmer of hope in their own fight for justice against those who have manipulated the law. Today I can say Hindustaan Zindabaad!
Soon after she posted this, fans of Salman Khan blasted her by saying that she is just trying to seek attention and a number of other things. Here are screenshots of some of the comments on Sofia Hayat’s post:
Can’t take a word against Salman!
Is this a publicity stunt by Sofia?
Highlighting Salman’s good deeds!
Do you think she is just using this moment to seek attention or she is genuinely concerned about animals? Share your views with us in the comments section!