09/05/2015 5:47 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Salman Khan Takes To Twitter To Thank Fans For Their Support

Bollywood actor Salman Khan greets fans from the balcony of his residence in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 8, 2015. A court on Friday granted bail to Khan, one of India's biggest movie stars until it hears his appeal challenging his conviction in a drunk-driving hit-and-run case more than a decade ago. (AP Photo)

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.

The 49-year-old's sister Arpita Khan Sharma also thanked her brother's die-hard fans for their relentless support.

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".

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