BY ANUJ RADIA

Salman Khan got into the wrong side of the law recently when the Jodhpur Sessions Court convicted the superstar in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

Co-accused in the case including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu and others were acquitted by the Court while Salman was sentenced to a five-year imprisonment.

The actor was granted bail shortly after spending two nights in the jail and the hearing in the case was recently deferred for July.

At the trailer launch of Race 3 which took place yesterday, Khan was quizzed if he was worried about the money riding on him during the court case, he in his natural style said, “Did you think I was going to go in forever?” When the journalist answered in negative, the superstar added, “Thank you. Because I was worried.”

With regards to the case, Salman and the others are accused of hunting and killing two blackbucks in 1998 in Rajasthan’s Kankani while the actors were in the state shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Blackbucks are endangered species and hunting them is prohibited under the Wildlife Protection Act.

As for Race 3, the film is set to release on 15th June and is 2018’s big Eid release. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor and Saqib Saleem in leading roles.