With Salman Khan getting bailed out from the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, we thought this 20-year-old case has come to an end. But it seems like that’s not going to happen just yet.
Now we hear that one of Salman’s ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ co-stars has filed a case against the Bishnoi community. No it’s none of the actors from the accused and the acquitted from the case but the lady who played an evil aunt in the movie. We’re talking about Kunickaa Sadanand who claims to have received death threats and insensitive messages from the Bishnoi community.
Talking about this with Bombay Times, Kunickaa informed, “During television debates on the blackbuck poaching case, I was advocating that instead of punishing Salman, the Bishnoi community should use him as an example and not oppose the bail. Ideally, he should be made to do some work for the community, like breeding black bucks, adopting a jungle, etc. On one such panel discussion last week, I said that even Bishnois are hunters. I wanted to add that just like there are non-vegetarians in vegetarian communities, likewise but I was interrupted by the anchor.”
Soon after, she was flooded with furious people over phone calls. She continued, “A person called Santosh Bishnoi called me and wanted me to apologise for what I had said on television and I agreed, as I had no proof about Bishnois being non-vegetarian; I had only heard about it from a man in Kota. However, the phone calls did not stop, there were messages on Facebook, too. They threatened to file a case against me. By then, I’d had enough and I posted a video online, apologising for my statement. I also talked about the harassment.”
Even after sharing an apology from her side, the phone calls didn’t stop and this got too much on the actress who then decided to register a complaint. Said Kunickaa, “I filed a case under Section 507 against the Bishnoi community. I handed over all the details, including the numbers from which I received the calls, and screenshots of the lewd messages. They have leaked my address and phone numbers on social media and violated my privacy. I have got police protection, now it is up to them to take action.”
Well, we wonder what’s to happen next.