I am writing this blog not to offend Salman Khan fans but to tell them how skewed their thinking is. It’s one thing to judge him and appreciate him for his professional work ( though personally I think he is highly overrated) and other thing is to judge him on the conduct in his public life. I am sure his report card shows nothing more than a “D” grade in that aspect.
Now to all the ladies who swoon over him, I’ll try my best to convince them to think rationally and intelligently and not be delusional. Do love him for the way he looks and the character he plays but do not blur the line between the reel and the real life. Though even in reel life he is an actor below par. If looks are everything I’m sure Brad Pitt is no less good-looking than “Bhai”. See his work in “The curious case of Benjamin Button” and compare it to any of the Salman’s work , you will understand what I am taking about. Though I am sure that by the end of this I wouldn’t be able to convince you for good but at least I’d have tried.
But now just look at this particular case which is in news .Lets see whether all the love that you have for him is justified.
What I am going to state here are facts of the case.
First and fore most that he was drunk driving. He didn’t have a licence. His personal body guard Mr. Ravindra Patil requested him not to drive and slow down because he was going too fast. He didn’t pay heed to him.
Ravindra Patil, as a dutiful constable lodged an FIR. No wonder he is no more today. His life was made a living hell. He was put in jail for being an absconder in this case. He was pressurized to an extent that he almost had a nervous breakdown. He fled the city citing the very same reason. He was suspended by police for not reporting and subsequently dropped as witness. It is reported that a huge amount of bribe was paid by the Khan’s to the then home minister of Maharashtra to drop the constable as a witness. He eventually died of TB.
The third person Kamal Khan who was also in the car was never allowed to return to India and help police with the case. Police could have summoned him from abroad but they didn’t. You are smart enough to know why!!
Now comes the worst part, one fine day, after 12 years, one Mr. Ashok Singh cropped up from nowhere and claimed that he was driving the car. And he had a tyre burst and lost control of the vehicle. And then the crane hoist snapped which led to the killing of the deceased. Now, I definitely believe that the lawyer who suggested this line of argument did a great service to the nation because court must have felt offended after hearing such an argument and decided to give 5 years instead of 3 Years!!
“Bhai” lied under oath! But every one lies once in a while. Hardly anything here to shift our loyalties. Isn’t it?
To me, both the driver and Salman Khan should be tried for perjury.
Would you forgive him if he ran over your loved ones?
There are a couple of very good analogies that I read on twitter that I am sharing
“When some one rapes a girl and saves another from being raped the next day. Should he be absolved of his crime?”
Khans also left no stone unturned to drag this case for as long as possible. It took almost double the time i.e. 13 years for the lower court to reach a verdict in this case as compared other normal cases. And the irony is the same judicial system was twisted to Bhai’s benefit to get the bail in three hours on out of turn priority basis from high court. None other than Harish Salve rushed to secure bail for him. Mind you he is the crusader for Anti VIP culture and is known to charge between 50 L to 1 Cr. for a hearing!!
No compensation is paid till date to the families of aggrieved. So much for his charitable work.. He has a very large heart. He is a benefactor. A philanthropist. I am sure that none of are aware as to how the NGO’s are misused to make sullied money legitimate. The start of NGO was not because of his love for humanity, it was because he was advised by his lawyer that this can be used to convince court to take a lenient view of his crimes.Thankfully the court didn’t buy his argument. Similar one was used by Sanjay Dutt that he has done socially relevant films that has impacted the lives of people therefore he should be set free. What a contorted argument that is.
It means that I can kill a person, start an NGO and thus be set free of my past crimes.
Let’s see how Bollywood reacted:
These tweets from our so called celebrity shows that how cerebral deficient they are.They are the same people who would do candle light marches for their loved one killed in the lobby of TAJ and Oberoi.
However, the person who is mocked the most i.e. Alia Bhatt did tweet sensibly to her credit.
The best tweet award goes to none other than BHAI himself who tweeted this not so long ago:
Let’s just see how this habitual offender has behaved in public life so far.
He had a string of girl friends which I am sure is OK. But he has been abusive to most of them which I am sure is not OK. He beat the shit out of Aishwarya Rai and banged her door the entire night. Poor father had to go to the police for this very kind act of his. The latest addition to face the wrath of his abuse is Katrina Kaif after Sangeeta Bijlani, Aishwarya Rai etc. Allegedly he had gone a step further and hit her in public. Poor chap. He is so misunderstood. But the nicety of man is that he never had sex with any of them because he firmly believes in institution of marriage as he declared on national television that he is still a virgin. Awww….what a sweet heart.
One fine day, to impress the ladies he arranged guns and jeeps and went for hunting. Unfortunately he killed an endangered black buck for which cases are pending. And of course insulting and abusing reporters and camera men here and there is nothing. I am just making mountain out of the mole hill.
In all seriousness, I really feel sad that people in India are so myopic in their thoughts and beliefs that superficiality is paramount for them not the real conduct.
Sadly this case is not ending soon. This will go to supreme court and take another 13 years or so and also he might get bail today as well with all the loopholes in our system to be exploited by the finest minds that money could buy!
Broader question that i want to raise here is that if a person is convicted by the lower court then why is he eligible for bail? Then what’s the point of having the lower courts? Convicted has every right to appeal and he should but he has to be under arrest till the time his hearing is due in higher court. Aren’t we undermining the judgements by the lower courts?