From Rani Mukerji to Jaya Bachchan: Here is how celebs reacted to Salman Khan poaching verdict

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After 20 years of the actual incident, Salman Khan was finally convicted of killing a rare black buck by the Jodhpur court today.

The 'Dabbang' actor, who was involved in a case of poaching - back in the year 1998 was sentenced for a 5-year term in Jodhpur jail, after pleading innocent for nearly 2 decades.

While announcing his sentence and conviction, the judge said: "The way the accused killed two innocent black bucks in violation of the wildlife laws...he is a film star, people emulate him... there has been a rise in poaching incidents, so leniency is not justified."

As Twitter erupted with an overwhelming response, filled with mixed reactions on the verdict, several of the star's industry colleagues and friends came out to show solidarity with him.

From Rani Mukerji to Subhash Ghai, people not only sent out their 'prayers', but also bashed the judiciary for delivering the verdict against him.

Here is how some of the celebs reacted immediately after the verdict:


RANI MUKERJI:

“I always say this, my love will always be with him.” - the actress told IANS. Rani also happens to be one of the closest friends Salman has in the industry.

JAYA BACHCHAN

“I feel bad. He should be given relief. He has done a lot of humanitarian work," Jaya Bachchan said while speaking to the media. 

SUBHASH GHAI



ARJUN RAMPAL

KABIR KHAN

"Feeling very sad that Salman Khan has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for allegedly shooting a black buck. 5 years! The length of sentence seems excessive and must be appealed. @BeingSalmanKhan has all my sympathy and support. #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan" - Kabir Khan wrote in a Twitter post.

NAVED JAFRI

SAMIR SONI

"We are happy for us but we are disappointed for #SalmanKhan. Justice has not been given properly in this case. I am feeling bad for him," Samir Soni told ANI. Soni is husband to actress Neelam, who along with Salman, was involved in the poaching case during the shooting of Hum Sath Sath Hai, but was acquitted during the verdict.

PRITAM SINGH



SHILPA SHINDE



SONA MAHAPATRA




RAJ KUNDRA


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