Actor Aamir Khan visited colleague Salman Khan at home this morning, the latest in a series of celebrities who have flocked to the Khan residence in Mumbai’s Galaxy Apartments to offer their sympathies to the actor who was convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder yesterday. Aamir co-starred with Salman in 1994 comedy Andaz Apna Apna and is a close friend of the family.
The actors hugged as Aamir exited the building. It was pretty much the first glimpse of Salman today.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, a recent addition to Salman’s list of friends, visited the actor in the morning. Karan, who has signed Salman for Shuddhi, tweeted after the verdict that he could, “only respond emotionally just now.” He came with Aarti Shetty.
Malaika’s sister, actress Amrita Arora, skipped the late night meeting and came with her husband Shakeel Ladak and son in the morning.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, who also visited the Khan residence, was seen talking to Salman and his father Salim Khan outside Galaxy Apartments.
Salman Khan was pronounced guilty of drunkenly running his SUV over five pavement dwellers in 2002, killing one. A Sessions Court in Mumbai sentenced him to five years in jail. After being granted bail till Friday by the Bombay High Court, the 49-year-old actor went home to a houseful of his Bollywood colleagues.
Among them were actresses Sonakshi Sinha, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji and Bipasha Basu, all of who have co-starred in films with Salman. The actor’s ex-girlfriend Sangeeta Bijlani was also present, as she usually is at Khan family gatherings.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan visited Salman at home the day before the verdict. SRK and Salman concluded a long-running and very public feud last year at Salman’s sister Arpita’s wedding.
Those of Salman’s celebrity friends who could not make it to his house, tweeted. These included Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Karan Johar and several others.
Salman Khan is currently filming two movies – Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Kareena Kapoor and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Sonam Kapoor.