Mawra Hocane's stance on Salman Khan conviction stirs social media debate

Published: April 6, 2018
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PHOTO: MAWRA HOCANE/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: MAWRA HOCANE/INSTAGRAM

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, on Thursday, was sentenced to five years in prison after a court convicted him for killing two rare blackbucks, putting an end, at least for now, to a legal battle that ran for 20 years.

Salman’s sisters Alvira and Arpita were present in the court when the judgement was pronounced. Amid tight security, the actor was taken to the Jodhpur Central Jail where he spent the night.

Salman Khan to spend night in jail following conviction

Following the Dabangg actor’s conviction, many celebs came forward to support him. One of them was Mawra Hocane.

Taking to Twitter, Mawra expressed her support towards Salman and wrote, “In a world with no “NO” human rights, a great human being is being punished for killing an animal umpteen years ago under animal rights.”

But she didn’t stop there. She was all set for the bashing coming her way after her tweet.

“Bash me all you want, but there’s something completely wrong about it.. mind you such human beings are our saving grace!” added the Sammi actor.

And surely, it hit some nerves.

Mawra wasn’t the only one who showed support towards Salman though.

Humaima Malick expressed her sentiments through Instagram, and wrote, “I have witnessed the religion that he belongs to which is called humanity. Today is a sad day @BeingSalmanKhan you are a bigger person than all of us. Respects for you always and forever. Salute.”

However, one actor didn’t mirror Mawra and Humaima’s thoughts on the matter.

Responding to Mawra’s tweet, Ushna Shah believes justice is being served. “Hundreds of God’s creatures have faced extinction at the hands of humans hunting for trophies, the white rhino only recently” wrote the actor.

“Everyone, no matter how benevolent a producer, ought to be accountable for their actions. Gratitude shouldn’t conflict with principle,” she added.

The prosecution alleged that Salman and other Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam went hunting on the October 1-2 in 1998 outside a forest reserve in Kankani village near Jodhpur while shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998. The four co-stars and a local, Dushyant Singh, were all acquitted.

What do you think about Mawra’s notion? Do you agree?

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Reader Comments (8)

  • ABC
    Apr 6, 2018 - 10:49AM

    She is a wanna be, who wants to be in news. I pity her Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 6, 2018 - 11:31AM

    Cant really blame her .with thousands of crores riding on him , many are saying nice things about him now . Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Apr 6, 2018 - 12:52PM

    funny that she is actually studying law apparently! Recommend

  • Tzaman
    Apr 6, 2018 - 1:01PM

    Who is Mawra Hocane? A tinpot drama actor. Whose acting is worst than amateurish. Trying to get free medua time through insane controversy.Recommend

  • azmat
    Apr 6, 2018 - 1:10PM

    The irony is that he got away with murdering a human but got 5 years for killing a deer :)Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 6, 2018 - 1:23PM

    Another floozy airhead trying to succor favors from Bollywood.Recommend

  • MA
    Apr 6, 2018 - 3:29PM

    What you should be talking about is, Would any big Star in Pakistan go to prison for this kind of crime?? He/She would have bought their way out of it for sure.Recommend

  • Amanullah Khan Lodhi
    Apr 7, 2018 - 2:53AM

    The indian court responsible for sending Salman Khan to Jail should throw a person behind the bars who killed thousnds human beings in Gujrat. you know who is he, and what is his position.Recommend

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