To no surprise, 'Everybody makes mistakes' card was also played
Khan's fans fighting to defend him seems understandable (Except for that one joke which compared the killing of blackbucks to that of chicken).
But, somehow Mahesh Manjrekar thought it was best to say this- "Salman is ready to take the rap, the blame. Who doesn't make a mistake? I definitely make a mistake. But when he makes one, it is blown out of proportion."
Shatrughan Sinha, whose voice of dissent against BJP grows louder day by day, somehow quite ironically felt the judiciary was harsh on Salman. Love for democracy, not-so-much for the judiciary, eh, Mr. Sinha?
He said, "It's not just a five-year sentence that seems very harsh to me. It is actually twenty years since Salman has been in and out of Jodhpur courts and prison."
Khan is free, for now, but Bollywood needs to learn
Speaking of 'unjust' treatment for Salman Khan comes easy to Bollywood stars. Others not so much.
The collective sound that comes from Bollywood on pressing issues is usually mute. Barring stars like Shatrughan Sinha (who spoke about Padmavati), Farah Khan (who slammed Papon for kissing a minor), stars usually stay quiet on issues.
Well, high time they spoke on subjects which matter.