When Salman Khan was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in Jail, there were extreme reactions from the Bollywood community, his fanbase and the general public.Salman has been found guilty in the Blackbuck poaching case that he had committed 20 years ago. Two decades into the case, the court has finally taken consideration of his behavior and termed him as a habitual offender. A very strong prosecution had been put on him by the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan, who worship Black Bucks. Along with Salman, other Bollywood stars like Sonali Bendre, Neelam, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu too were accused in the case of unlawful assembly. However, they have been acquitted. It is to be noticed that Salman was entangled in a lot of legal suits and have managed to come clean every time, be it the hit and run case or any other.

FEw found the 5 years sentence to be extremely harsh. Jaya Bachchan, Shilpa Shinde are the ones who found it to be harsh. While business tycoon like Mohandas Pai welcomed it as justice being served.

However, Twitter citizens had a field day with some hilarious jokes and memes. The fact that Salman will share his space with Asaram Bapu got the Twitterati into crazy mode. There were jokes on Salman’s virginity to his newcomer Bollywood launches.

One should not forget that more than 500 crores are riding on Salman Khan. His future releases like Race 3, Kick 2 and Dabangg 3. The industry will take a huge hit because of this. Race 3 itself has got 125 – 130 crore riding on it. It was supposed to be the biggest Eid release.

All his films have made more than 200 crores in past decade and such decisions can have a huge economic impact. Please find few of the hilarious reactions

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