Salman Khan jailed for killing blackbuck, Bollywood's Rs 1000 crore at riskardy (Source: PTI)
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was convicted in the 1998 Blackbuck poaching case on Thursday by a Jodhpur court and sentenced to five years jail-term, along with a fine of Rs 10,000.
While the Sultan actor was convicted, his co-accused, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, and one more person were buried in the case.
The 1998 Blackbuck poaching case took place when Khan, along with the above-mentioned actors, was shooting for his film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. Khan killed two blackbucks at that time.
With ‘Tiger’ behind the bars, Bollywood's over Rs 1,000 crore is at risk as Salman's upcoming movies might get affected due to the verdict. Here are some of Khan’s movies that might face the wrath of the Blackbuck poaching case verdict.
1. Race 3
Race 3, directed by Remo D’Souza, is the third instalment in the Race movie series and has Khan playing the lead role. Though the ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ actor has wrapped up the schedule of the movie in Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, the remaining portions of the film are yet to be shot. The multi-starrer movie also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, and others in key roles. The movie is produced by SKF Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films and is slated to release on June 15.
Aur Yeh Hai the #Race3 family . Let the #Race begin #Race3ThisEid@SKFilmsOfficial @tipsofficial @RameshTaurani @remodsouza @AnilKapoor @Asli_Jacqueline @thedeol @Saqibsaleem @ShahDaisy25 @Freddydaruwala pic.twitter.com/Qj3PbkETHe— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 25, 2018
Director Ali Abbas Zafar, who helmed Salman Khan’s 2017 hit movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, had roped him in for another project titled ‘Bharat’. The movie will be a remake of the Korean film ‘Ode to my father’, the movie will see Khan portraying the role of a common man. The film is still in the pre-production stage and will go on floor only after June 2018. The movie is co-produced by Atul Agnihotri and T-Series, which is owned by Bhushan Kumar and is expected to hit the silver screen on Eid 2019.
3. Dabangg 3
Dabangg 3, which was set to be produced by Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan, is the third part of the Dabangg franchise and will see Khan reprising the role of inspector Chulbul Pandey. The entire team of the movie is same, except for the director. Prabhudeva has been roped in to direct the third instalment and Sajid0Wajid will give the background score for the movie. However, Khan has not yet started working for the film, and no release date has been announced yet.
4. Kick 2
The last movie which Khan has on his list is Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick 2. The official announcement of the film was made in February 2018 by the Nadiadwala Grandson movies. The announcement, along with a poster, read, “The wait is over! #DEVILisBACK!! #SajidNadiadwala’s Kick 2 starring @BeingSalmanKhan releases Christmas 2019. @WardaNadiadwala.”
The movie is slated for Christmas 2019 release.