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Different Bollywood celebrities got into legal trouble but Salman Khan received the most support!
The treatment of law toward everyone is equal. One cannot walk out easily if he violates certain laws. Similarly, Salman Khan who was convicted in the 2002 hit-and-run case was sentenced to five years jail by Mumbai's session court.
But his followers and fans took things in other way. People criticized the decision more rather supporting and eulogizing the Indian judiciary for fair justice. Few criticized the judiciary system for taking 13 long years to give its verdict whereas others found it unfair to punish a celebrity who contributed a lot in humanitarian work.

Meanwhile, these reactions actually garnered the interest of others and showed how celebrities are privileged enough to violate laws and and mock Indian judiciary system.

Apparently, this is not the first time when a celebrity caught in a legal proceedings and sentenced to a severe punishment. Earlier Sanjay Dutt and Shiney Ahuja went through the same when they took the law lightly.

Though they are famous and have great fan following but it doesn't mean that the law treated them in a different way. Things cannot differ when it comes to famous personalities. However, their fans reactions different as per their popularity. Lets find out how people reacted in case of Sanjay Dutt, Shiny Ahuja and Salman Khan.


Sanjay Dutt

Bollywood actor who gained great popularity after release of his movie Munna Bhai MBBS failed to earn the same in real life when he was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Apart from this he was also involved in drugs and went to rehab in order to cure it. He was arrested for keeping arms illegally in 1993 Mumbai Blast after which his Bollywood career plummeted.

During this time he faced a lot of criticism but it was his family, friends and fans only who supported him. He spent eighteen months in jail after which in 2007, he was sentenced to six years jail by TADA court. In 2013 he sent to Yerwada jail when the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years imprisonment.

During this hard time he received different opinions from different people. At one side people found that justice happened to those who lost their lives in Mumbai blast, whereas others found it unfair at Dutt's end.

Sanjay Dutt before leaving for Yarwada addressed media along with his sister and was in tears whilst bidding goodbye to everyone. He showed his repentance and apologized.

Shiney Ahuja

Shiney Ahuja got tangled in a lawsuit at time when he was at the peek of his Bollywood career. In 2009, his maid alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her. Though in his case things were different but it was his family and friends who stood besides him during the tough time.

In 2011, he had been convicted in the same case and was sentenced to seven years of jail time. But things differed as Bollywood seems least bother about his existence in the industry. His conviction and punishment took only two years time and he was behind the bars for his wrong deeds. Meanwhile, media hardly witnessed any support for him.

Salman Khan

Involved in different lawsuits, Salman Khan recently was convicted in the 2002 hit-and-run case and was sentenced to five years of jail. The news got viral and hit his fan following and Bollywood industry hard. From Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji to Sonakshi Sinha everyone came in support of him. There were a lot many who not only criticized the verdict but also accused those people for sleeping on pavement as it is a part of road. Singer Abhijeet lampooned the one who lost his life in a accident by accusing the victim for the relative incident. Simultaneously, jewelery designer Farah Ali Khan in order to defend Salman Khan found victims were the wrongdoers.

Interestingly, it was Salman Khan who after 2002 hit-and-run incident started his charity business and got into raising funds for disabled people. And in order to raise funds he initiated Being Human brand and made other celebs join it.

Perhaps, it was his tactics to gain everyone's sympathy and somewhere reduce the effect of lawsuit in his life. His popularity is so vast which blinded everyone. People came forward to oppose the decision instead of appreciating court's judgment of punishing a person for his wrong doings. They not only pointed the impotency of Indian judiciary to convict a rapist but also blamed court for ignoring Salman's societal works.

Seemingly, popularity and doing right things after violating laws can also be a mere scapegoat for one. Patently, inspite of availability of all witnesses and evidence, Indian law took thirteen years to give its verdict which somewhere cast a shadow on the dullness of Indian law.

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