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#SalmanVerdict: Justice meted out, time for media to shift focus

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By Gaurav Sharma

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan known for delivering blockbusters that easily supersede the works of other Bollywood hunks, has been sentenced to 5 year rigorous imprisonment for mowing down a man sleeping on a pavement, while grievously injuring four other

The judgment has drawn sharp reactions from both die-hard fans and detractors alike. No sooner was the verdict passed than the Indian media started covering Salman Khan, like bumblebees swarming over a honey-soaked flower.

Fathom this: Twitterati has flooded the social media platform with #SalmanVerdict and #Salmanfoundguilty for days on end now. Facebook status updates also invariably revolve around the judgment on the superstar.

Being a popular Bollywood star, one would assume it to be quite natural for the masses to have an opinion on their Bhai. Things are, however, taken to a whole new level when a war of words escalates between celebrities, as to who was responsible for the ‘accident’.

Celebrities seem to have eschewed their sense of equanimity while the verdict being announced. Abhijeet, a famous Bollywood singer lost his wits so much so, that he started blaming the accident victim for ‘sleeping on the road and getting killed’.

The indiscriminate coverage of the Salman Khan verdict by the media shows the shoddy level to which journalism standards have stooped in the country. From showing an emotional Aamir Khan hugging Salman after the verdict, conducting ridiculous panel discussions on the issue, to propping up images of fanatic fans refusing to eat, all the post-Salman-verdict noise has only shrouded the important issues which affect the common man.

Moreover, the media has missed the opportunity to ask the more relevant question of whether the elite should hold the life of a common man as sacred or have the right to non-chalantly crush them under their wheels, thinking they have everybody in their pockets.

A young athlete has committed suicide following alleged harassment by her seniors. The Lok Sabha has passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, the GST Bill has been steered through. These are just some of the many stories that remain veiled under the deluge of Dabanng news.

Just a handful of media channels chose to focus on the issues that matter to the man on the street. Hardly any news channel thought it pertinent to ask why it took an overwhelming 13 years for justice to be served.

It is not as if the world has come to an end with Salman being imprisoned. Truth be told, a guilty man deserves to be punished, that too at the earliest.

Salman could deny the allegations with all his heart and soul, but in the end the judgement was crystal clear in that he was inebriated at the time he was driving the SUV.

If only Being Human meant Being Humane, bhai would have thought twice before crushing someone under the wheels of his monster Land Rover.

The case is done and dusted and it is time for the guilty to serve his period. Media, please, move over.

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Watch Tiger Zinda Hai Tariler : The Power Pack Action Thriller starring Salman Khan will give you Goosebumps

The first trailer of Salman Khan's Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai is out.

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  • Trailer for Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai is out today.
  • Salman Khan fights like a boss in the trailer.

Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai will prove to be the Best Christmas gift ever for Salman Khan’s fans

Salman Khan’s upcoming movie Tiger Zinda Hai is all set to release on 22nd December and the movie’s trailer got released today. The movie is an action thriller witnessing Salman Khan playing an Indian Rambo who is on a mission to save nurses being held hostage in Iraq.

Female lead played by Katrina Kaif who is Pakistani Spy is looking amazing in the action scenes. Salman and Katrina together in the movie want to set an example for terrorism and terrorist community that both the countries(India and Pakistan) stand for peace. Trailer witnesses some amazing dialogues and action sequences starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif which make it an overall entertainer. Take a look at the trailer-

Yash Raj production Movie is said to be one the biggest releases of 2017.

Written by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram | Twitter @PragyaMittal05

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Check out why Sidharth Malhotra said NO to share Screen with Salman Khan in Race 3

Race 3 will not be Starring Sidharth Malhotra and the movie will release on Eid 2018.

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  • Actor Sidharth Malhotra confirms that he was approached by the makers of Race 3.
  • Race 3 cast has been finalized and the movie will be produced by Ramesh Taurani.

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Salman Khan faces health problem while Shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai in Austria

Salman Khan develops Health issue while shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai.

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  • Due to the cold weather of Austria Salman Khan faces health problem while shooting Tiger Zinda Hai.

Tiger Zinda Hai starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will be Released on 22 December 2017

Challenging weather conditions in Austria during the shoot of “Tiger Zinda Hai” led to a health issue for actor Salman Khan, says director Ali Abbas Zafar.

Talking about shooting for the film in the locales of Austria, Zafar said in a statement: “What we see onscreen might look a lot easier than it actually is. Sometimes, sequences like the ones shot in Austria can be difficult to achieve.

“For a significant chapter in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, we had to film in a place that had a certain amount of aloofness and isolation. We found that spot in the mountains of Austria, a place where time seemed to stand still and frozen.

“Shooting here meant dealing with unexpected situations. Literally, a lot of pain had gone behind this sequence. Salman developed a health issue, but he still trained to film here and delivered on a tough action sequence.”

The team shot a song there.

“We had expertise on our side since we worked with an international crew that has worked on the latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’. In the end, as a team, we are fairly satisfied that we managed to film here successfully,” he added.

“Tiger Zinda Hai”, which also stars Katrina Kaif, is a sequel to “Ek Tha Tiger”. It is slated to release on December 22 and has been shot across five countries. (IANS)