With 'Friends' Like These: Pro-Salman Tweets That Triggered Outrage

With 'Friends' Like These: Pro-Salman Tweets That Triggered Outrage

Farah Khan Ali and Abhijeet triggered a storm with their tweets

New Delhi: Actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in jail for driving drunk and killing a man sleeping on a Mumbai pavement in 2002. The actor has been granted two days interim bail till May 8 by the Bombay High Court.

Several Mumbai VIPs and many in Bollywood tweeted their support for the 49-year-old actor. (Also Read - Salman Khan Convicted: What Twitter is Saying)
Shaina NC, a BJP spokesperson, stirred controversy with her tweet, which she later deleted. (Also Read - Salman Khan Convicted in Hit-and-Run: Rs 200 Crores Riding on Actor)

She then posted:

Former MP Milind Deora of the Congress got flak for his comment:

He later posted a clarification:

Farah Khan Ali, sister of Sussanne Khan and daughter of actor Sanjay Khan, shocked with tweets like this:

The outrage was instant.

Ms Ali acknowledged the criticism but did not seem to think that her opinion was outrageous:

Hard to beat her tweets, but that's what singer Abhijeet did (and this is not the worst of his lot)