शुक्रवार, 8 मई 2015

Bollywood displayed an amazing lack of sense, choosing instead to look more like mindless chickens

आपको बता दें इससे पहले गुरूवार को ही सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने मुंबई के एक वकील द्वारा दायर वह याचिका स्वीकार कर ली, जिसमें बॉलीवुड अभिनेता सलमान खान को मिली दो दिन की अंतरिम जमानत रद्द करने की मांग की गई है। याचिकाकर्ता अखिलेश चौबे की ओर से अधिवक्ता वी. मिश्रा ने गुरुवार को यह याचिका सर्वोच्च न्यायालय की मुख्य न्यायमूर्ति एच.एल. दत्तू की अध्यक्षता वाली पीठ को सौंपी। याचिकाकर्ता ने सलमान की जमानत रद्द करने के निर्देश देने की मांग की है।

Read more at: http://hindi.oneindia.com/news/india/will-bollywood-star-salman-khan-get-bail-or-face-jail-today-354582.html

Salman Bhai gets hypocritical support by a blinded Bollywood

Salman Khan might be soon serving a five-year jail sentence for killing a person. He did this by driving his SUV over the homeless person after a night of heavy drinking. For nearly 15 years the case has dragged on through the courts, though the cold comfort we have is that eventually justice has caught up with the superstar. 

The trial judge was severe in his observations, including - 

'Could have visited cops immediately if he did no wrong' : Mumbai court in judgement convicting Salman Khan in 2002 hit-and-run case

'Didn't visit hospital to meet injured, provide aid': Mumbai court in judgement convicting Salman Khan

Despite all the tough talk however, Salman Khan was granted bail nearly immediately. An amazing feat, since India holds tens of millions in jails across the country for years, sometimes decades, without ever being granted bail. 

For the 13 yrs Salman Khan's case was in trial, it was one of 18.5 million criminal cases pending in India http://buff.ly/1FRSY6J

But strangely, even that was not the ugliest moment of the day. What was ugly was the hypocritical outpouring of "love" for Salman bhai that seeped out from every pore of Bollywood and his numerous fans. 

Bollywood nearly went all out, with many superstars stating how hurt they were, as if Salman Khan has been found guilty of some petty vandalism, instead of the murder. 

And as if the tweets were no enough, they poured into his house all night long to show their support. 

The govt should be responsible for housing ppl.If no 1was sleeping on d road in any other country Salman wuld not have driven over anybody.

Sections of the media were not impressed. As a scathing article in Firstpost pointed out - 

"Either we're so starved of role models that we can’t bear to dislodge Khan from his pedestal or we've lost both our ethics and our capacity to reason. Educated, upwardly mobile and urbane people, who are meant to be more discerning because of greater life experience and better opportunities, are defending Khan with the naivete that would conventionally be associated with the illiterate. There are messages pouring in, expressing dismay at Khan being sentenced to five years' imprisonment because he's a good man. None of them appear to be concerned with where Khan's goodness had vanished when he pinned the blame on his driver who had nothing to do with the hit and run. It doesn’t appall any of them that Khan’s behavior led to the loss of life, presumably because a homeless man is worth much less than Bollywood's Rs 100-crore man." 

The : Bollywood plays victim, forgets the real victims? http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/the-buck-stops-here/the-salman-khan-verdict-bollywood-plays-victim-forgets-the-real-victims/366492 
The fact remains, Bollywood displayed an amazing lack of sense, choosing instead to look more like mindless chickens. 

Of course even amidst all this serious discussion, the silliness that is India cannot be far behind - 

Salman is guilty: His dead bodyguard and a Shakti Kapoor tweet

After almost 13 years of arguments, a court has sentenced Salman Khan to five years in jail.

Additional Sessions Judge DW Deshpande, of the Mumbai City Civil and Sessions Court, on Wednesday told Salman "you were driving the car" and drunk, holding him guilty of all eight charges filed against him in the 28 September, 2002 hit-and-run case. 
In the wee hours of that day, the Bollywood star's white Toyota Land Cruiser had run over five people sleeping on the street, killing 38-year-old Noor Ullah Khan and seriously injuring three of the remaining four. The comeuppance Justice Deshpande delivered on May 6, 2015, it must not be forgotten, was for this crime.
Justice Deshpande swatted aside the main plank of the defence argument - that it was actually the driver at the wheel (a 'fact' that only surfaced towards the end of the trial) when the accident happened.
Among those whose statements the court admitted before passing its judgment was the one by Salman Khan's police bodyguard, the late constable Ravindra Patil, who said he had repeatedly warned a drunk Salman to drive slowly, but to no avail.
Patil, who died a lonely death in 2007 after being sacked from the force a year before, kept insisting till the end that it was indeed the actor who was behind the wheel.
The News Minute revisits Patil's story post the judgment in the story of a bodyguard who died alone, saying it was Salman behind the wheel.
An early opinion on the verdict comes from Rucha Joshi in the FirstPost
Over the last 12 years, everything that Khan has done to defuse this case against him - from intimidating people, hobnobbing with powerful politicians and "losing" files - has been increasingly ugly and shameless. 
I think a lot of us fans just stand by him because to accept he's not worthy of our adoration also means admitting that we fell for his grand con. We believed the stories about his good heart. We got distracted by his pelvic thrusts and his shy smiles. 
Can you really say that you're a fan of a man who has run people over, tried to pervert the system with intimidation as well as perjury? I find that I can't - Ms Joshi writes.

Judge says @BeingSalmanKhan wasn't in killing footpath-dwellers. Justice delayed not denied

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