Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu arrived in Jodhpur yesterday, as the verdict in the 1998 black buck poaching case against actor Salman Khan will be announced by Jodhpur court. For the uninitiated, the actor was accused of poaching a black-buck while shooting for the movie, Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. Along with Salman, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu too were accused of poaching blackbucks during the shoot of their film in Jodhpur.
Reportedly, two of these endangered species, those are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, had been killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur. However, in January 2017, Salman had pleaded not guilty and had said in a statement, “Only the first forensic report of Dr Nepalia saying that the animal died of ‘natural causes’ was true and the rest of the evidence is false.”
Earlier today, we got our hands on a throwback video of Salman Khan, where the actor is seen talking about how the controversy started in the first place. In the video, the actor has said, “One day after pack up, we were going back. There was Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali. We saw deer fawn, stuck in a bush. The whole herd was there and I stopped the car. He (fawn) was petrified. I took him out of there, gave him some water. The whole pack was there. He ate a few biscuits and then went away. I think from there, the whole controversy came,” Salman said. ALSO READ: Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif Are Making Fans Gush Over Their Sizzling Chemistry – Watch Video
Check out Salman Khan’s throwback video on black buck poaching case:
On the professional front, Salman Khan is currently shooting for his upcoming film Race 3, which is helmed by Remo D’souza and bankrolled by Ramesh Taurani. Besides Salman, the film also features Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah. The actor will soon kickstart Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ and has reserved a Christmas slot for Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick 2’. Watch this space for further updates.