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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Has Been Convicted of Poaching Protected Antelopes

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Has Been Convicted of Poaching Protected AntelopesKhan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced to five years in prison



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No outrage harms Bollywood bad boy Khan

No outrage harms Bollywood bad boy KhanThe high point of nearly every Salman Khan film is when he rips off his shirt sparking frenzy among Bollywood audiences, but his millions of fans could soon be missing their macho fix. Khan, son of celebrated screen writer Salim Khan, has been jailed for five years for shooting endangered wildlife nearly 20 years ago.



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Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope 

Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope An Indian court jailed Bollywood star Salman Khan for five years for poaching on Thursday, lawyers said, a sentence likely to derail the career of one of the country's most popular actors. Khan, 52, was found guilty of violating wildlife laws by killing a blackbuck, an endangered species of antelope, in 1998. Four other Bollywood actors accused in the case were acquitted. The stocky Khan wore a black shirt and sunglasses as he entered the court followed by an entourage of aides. Television footage later showed police escorting him to jail in Jodhpur, in the western state of Rajasthan. Khan, one of India's biggest actors, has a checkered history of brushes with the law Television said Khan planned to appeal against the sentence. His lawyer, Anand Desai, told Reuters he had submitted a plea for bail which a judge will hear on Friday. The case was brought by members of a community known as the Bishnoi, who revere antelopes. The community has pursued the case against Khan for almost two decades and cheered the decision by setting off firecrackers near the courthouse and handing out sweets. Four other Bollywood actors accused in the case – Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu and Sonali Bendre – were acquitted, prosecution lawyer Mahipal Bishnoi said. Some actors came out in Khan's support. "I feel this is too harsh. I do hope he gets the relief he deserves," Arjun Rampal said. Khan has had a history of run-ins with the law. In 2015, Bombay High Court overturned his conviction in a hit-and-run case in which he was accused of running over a group of people sleeping on a city sidewalk, killing one and injuring four. Last year, another court in Jodhpur acquitted Khan in a separate poaching case, ruling that there was no proof that Khan had killed an endangered gazelle. Khan has made a series of blockbuster hits in the last few years with the latest in December, "Tiger Zinda Hai", grossing more than 3 billion rupees ($ 52 million) at the box office. His next film, "Race 3", is an action thriller scheduled for release later in the year. The court's ruling against Khan, who has 32.5 million followers on Twitter and was promoting his movie last week, sparked worries among Bollywood traders. "If he doesn't get bail, then the jail term will have repercussions," said Girish Johar, a trade analyst. "He is a big star, and has a lot of big films lined up, all scheduled to be released over the next two years." 



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India bids tearful farewell to Bollywood superstar Sridevi

India bids tearful farewell to Bollywood superstar SrideviThousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their last respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. After a public service, Sridevi’s flower-bedecked funeral cortege made its way slowly to a crematorium where her family said their final goodbyes. Bollywood stars, including actresses Aishwarya Rai and Kajol, were among the mourners at the Celebration Sports Club in the Andheri West area of Mumbai — the home of the Hindi film industry.



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Bollywood legend Sridevi's body reaches Mumbai from Dubai

Bollywood legend Sridevi's body reaches Mumbai from DubaiThe body of Bollywood celebrity Sridevi is flown back to India after police say she died from drowning in a bathtub. No reporter narration.



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Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor 'accidentally drowned in hotel bath' 

Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor 'accidentally drowned in hotel bath' Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor died of accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub in Dubai on Saturday, her postmortem report said on Monday. The Dubai government's media office tweeted that the postmortem analysis of the 54-year old actress, who used only her first name, revealed that she had died due to ‘drowning in her hotel apartment's bathtub following loss of consciousness’. The case has been handed over to the Dubai Public Prosecutor for further investigation, to try and determine the exact circumstances leading to the actresses’ death.   Earlier, it was reported that Sridevi, who was known by her first name, had died of a cardiac arrest in her hotel in Dubai where she was attending her nephew's wedding.   She was found unconscious in her bathtub in her suite at Dubai’s Emirates Towers hotel and rushed to hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. The much loved actress was mourned across India  Credit: AFP Dubai’s Gulf News, however, alleged that the glamourous Bollywood star, who acted in 300 films in five different Indian languages, was under the ‘influence of alcohol’ and had fallen into the bathtub and drowned. But the Dubai authorities did not confirm this, nor did it tweet the results of a possible toxicology test they might have conducted on the actress to determine alcohol intake. According to news reports from Dubai the latest revelations in Sridevi’s postmortem report could result in a delay in repatriating her body to Mumbai for cremation according to Hindu rites. Although expected home on Monday on a specially chartered flight, her body has instead been sent for embalming.   Meanwhile, thousands of Sridevi’s fans had gathered outside her Mumbai house to pay their last respects before her funeral. Sridevi began her acting career at the age of four in southern India and spent the next five decades playing mostly lead roles in films, a large number of which became box office hits. Her last and 300th movie ‘Mom’ was released in 2017. She married Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor in 1996 and they had two daughters.   



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Epic Bollywood Movie That Sparked Protests, Court Battles And Burnings Opens In India

Epic Bollywood Movie That Sparked Protests, Court Battles And Burnings Opens In IndiaA controversial new Bollywood movie is causing security concerns in India as it opens in theaters across the country on Thursday.



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