25 July, New Delhi
Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who was acquitted from the black buck poaching case today by the Rajasthan High Court, took breathe a sigh of relief, but his co-actors and on-screen Bhabhi spoke differently over the judgement.
Salman’s on-screen bhabhi from ‘Hum Apka Hai Kaun’ Renuka Shahahe, an abundant writer, had earlier raised her voice against Salman’s ‘raped woman’ remark and now, she has stepped forward and expressed her views on the issue, in the wittiest way possible.
On her Facebook handle, Renuka wrote a post, in which she mentioned all the actors, who were present during the shooting of ‘Hum Sath Sath Hai’. “In 1998 a Black Buck and 2 Chinkaras(that are endangered species and therefore cannot be killed) were allegedly killed on a hunting trip of the team that included Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Amrita Singh, Tabu and Sonali Bendre. Somehow while the ‘mor’ was ‘naaching’ in their ‘hivdas’ they wanted to shoot some endangered animals. And they did & ate them too.”
The post further wrote, “But did they? Out of all only Salman was charged for killing a black buck & a chinkara. He also served time for the same in Jodhpur jail. No charges were framed against the others.”
“The case carried on & on & on as our cases do for two main reasons 1) Having big bucks (sometimes even black bucks….different from the Black Buck who passed) or 2) Not having big bucks. Salman of course falls in the 1st category of big bucks ( I don’t know their colour & we should not be racist by commenting) So now after 18 years he has been acquitted of charges in both cases. Some questions come to mind 1) Who killed the Black Buck & the Chinkaras? 2) Did the driver kill them? 3) Did nobody kill them? 4) Do judges decide according to Buckworth-Lewis method? ( What? Er…it’s Duckworth-Lewis?) Sorry! 4) Who will pay for the mental torture that Salman has had to go through now that he has been declared not guilty? 5) Doesn’t the nation want to know the truth? (preferably very loudly) What? The nation doesn’t want to know? No? Why? Oh you don’t say…..busy spending bucks on Sultan….Er….then let it pass….yeah the Buck, what else? Dear, deer! Surreal!!!,” she said in the post.