Salman Khan was sentenced for five years in jail by an Indian court for his 2002 hit-and-run incident in Mumbai which killed one person.
However, the reactions were mixed. Some of the users of micro-blogging website extended their support to Salman Khan while several persons lauded the judgement in the case.
Singer Abhijeet harshly criticized the punishment of Salman Khan as he tweeted this
— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015
Farah Khan Ali voices out her opinion on the judgement
No one should be sleeping on the road or footpath. It is dangerous to do that just like it is dangerous to cross tracks.
— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
However, a username P B lashed out at Abhijeet and Farah by posting this
Farah said something stupid and I was like ‘dumb women’! Then Abhijit neutralizes it and I realise we’re in an equal society. #SalmanVerdict
— P B (@PBnrg) May 6, 2015
Actress Parineeti Chopra extended her support to the Kick star
Hurts to think of what could happen. We will always be with you. Hope the judge sees the beauty of a human being that Salman Khan is.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 6, 2015
An Indian Kashmiri blogger voices out his opinions over the matter
— Jehangir Ali (@Gaamuk) May 6, 2015
A user named Akshar posted this photograph on the social media website
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) May 6, 2015
Ravinder Singh tweeted the following statement
I do understand the emotions of those who are sad to know the #SalmanVerdict but the fact that -no one is above law- is the brighter side.
— Ravinder Singh (@_RavinderSingh_) May 6, 2015
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza stated this
Nothing else to say..Except stay strong @BeingSalmanKhan ..like u always have..
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) May 6, 2015
Salman Khan’s Dabangg co-star Sonakshi Sinha and “Salman Ka Fan” Arjun Kapoor also extended their support
Terrible news. Dnt knw wht to say except tht will stand by @BeingSalmanKhan no matter what. Hes a good man and no 1 can tk tht away frm him.
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) May 6, 2015
It doesn’t matter what anyone or any court says he doesn’t deserve this at any level…will stand by @BeingSalmanKhan no matter what…
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) May 6, 2015
Actress Dia Mirza stated that the renowned Bollywood star had saved her mother’s life once
He is the man that saved my Mothers life. That I will never forget. #SalmanKhan
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 6, 2015
Veteran Indian actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted that his entire family is with Salman Khan
The Kapoors are with the Khans in their difficult time. Time is the biggest healer. God Bless!
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) May 6, 2015
A parody account of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja posted the following tweet
BREAKING: Sohail Khan & Arbaaz Khan Found Uploading Resume On Naukri .com. #SalmanVerdict
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 6, 2015
Isha Ganeriwal lashed out the actor’s sympathizers
Wen a celebrity gets convicted ppl sympathize with him..coz they wrn’t the victim & neither knew the victim..only been a fan #SalmanVerdict
— Isha Ganeriwal (@IshaSG) May 6, 2015
Ammara Ahmed’s posted this picture
— Ammara Ahmad (@ammarawrites) May 6, 2015