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Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan Sentenced To Five Years In Jail

Salman Khan, one of India's biggest and most bankable stars, has been sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five homeless men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one while drunk.

The hit-and-run case had dragged on for more than 12 years until Wednesday's verdict in which the judge convicted Khan of culpable homicide.

Khan plans to file an appeal. However, he is scheduled to start starting serving the sentence in a Mumbai later today.

The prosecution told the court that Khan was drunk when he rammed his SUV into the group of homeless men. A man, Ashok Singh, told the court last month that he was the one driving but that claim was dismissed by the judge as an attempt for Khan to avoid the consequences for his actions.

The decision has several studios worried with between $30-$40 million riding on Khan's current projects.

May 6, 2015 |

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