MUMBAI — After the Bombay High Court suspended Salman Khan's five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case and granted him bail, the superstar took to micro-blogging website Twitter to thank his fans.
All those who prayed for and supported me thank u meherbani shukriya .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 8, 2015
The 49-year-old's sister Arpita Khan Sharma also thanked her brother's die-hard fans for their relentless support.
This wouldn't have been possible without all your love,support & prayers.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. https://t.co/bXbf5JKkTW— Arpita Khan Sharma (@khanarpita) May 8, 2015
Hours after the sentence was suspended on Friday, the actor received a hero's welcome from fans outside the Khan's Bandra residence here.
The fans were singing songs, dancing and even bursting crackers to celebrate his homecoming.
Dressed in a white shirt, Salman came out on the balcony of his apartment, and waved to his fans as a gesture of his gratefulness for their ceaseless support during his film journey as well as trying times.
Also seen along with Salman were his father and prolific writer Salim, mother Salma, brother Arbaaz and sister Arpita -- all of whom have stood by his side in the case.
Salma, who also fell ill on Wednesday when the five-year jail term was announced for the actor, stood arm in arm with her son. Resting on his shoulder, the mother looked relieved and at peace.
Salman was convicted of killing one and injuring four people with his Toyota Land Cruiser in September 2002.
The "Wanted" star is also facing trial in a Rajasthan court for hunting a black buck during the shooting of 1999 film "Hum Saath Saath Hain".