Jodhpur court allows Salman Khan, on bail In Blackbuck Poaching Case, to travel abroad

Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan  (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been granted permission to travel abroad. Khan, who is on bail in the blackbuck poaching case, had sought the court’s permission to travel to four nations, including Nepal, USA and Canada from May 25 to July 10.

The 52-year-old actor, popularly known in the Hindi film industry as “bhai”, was sentenced to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks in 1998 in Kankani village, near Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Khan was filming multi-starrer Hum Saath Saath Hain at the time.

Although he was accompanied by his co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam Kothari and Sonal Bendre during the late-night hunting expedition, they were acquitted by the Jodhpur sessions court.

Khan walked out of the Jodhpur Central Jail on April 7 after spending two nights there.  Khan was let out on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of Rs 25,000 each.

Khan is currently gearing up for the production of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat alongside Priyanka Chopra. According to reports, the film will see Khan sporting five different looks spanning 60 years.

Chopra shared her excitement at being a part of the film by saying she was eagerly looking forward to working with Khan.

“Bharat it is! I’m looking forward to begin shooting this film and working with Salman and Ali again after a considerable time,” she said. “I’ve learnt a lot from them in our previous collaborations and am excited to see what this one has to offer. I’m also looking forward to working with Alvira and Atul (Agnihotri, Salman’s sister and brother-in-law and film’s producers) and the entire team of Bharat.To all my well-wishers who’ve been so patient and supportive… thank you for your constant support and I’ll see you all at the movies.”

This is Chopra’s first Bollywood outing after Jai Gangaajal.