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    How celebrities reacted to Salman Khan’s jail term over antelope poaching
    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was arrested Thursday after he was given a five-year jail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case

    How celebrities reacted to Salman Khan’s jail term over antelope poaching

    The news of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s five-year jail sentence in a blackbuck poaching case has sent shockwaves across the celebrity world and sharply divided the public opinion.

    Salman Khan was arrested on Thursday after he was given a five-year jail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case. A Jodhpur court found the 52-year-old actor, one of India’s most recognisable and bankable celebrities, guilty of hunting two blackbucks while working on the film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in 1998.

    While some are applauding the justice system, others are vehemently defending the actor. Social media users have been sharing their two cents on the matter using the hashtag #SalmanKhan, which quickly became the top trend on Twitter on both sides of the border.

    ‘Heart goes out to Salman Khan’: Arjun Rampal

    ‘Extremely shocked’: Director Subhash Ghai

    ‘Saddened’: Arjun Bijlani

    ‘Because he’s Muslim’: Koena Mitra

    Sympathies poured in from Pakistan as well.

    ‘A great human being’: Mawra Hocane

     ‘Punishment is too harsh’: Shoaib Akhtar

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