Tiger Qaidi Hai: Salman Khan’s First Night in Prison


Tiger Qaidi Hai: Salman Khan’s First Night in Prison

Illustration: Akshita Monga


he arrest of India’s favourite hit-and-run driver Salman Khan takes place on a pleasant Thursday. Relatives, media vans, and fans in the thousands are already stationed outside the courtroom to witness the historic moment. The man of the hour, Salman Khan, gets a free rickshaw ride to Jodhpur Central Jail by a fan. (Dad had taken away his car and the driver quit a few months ago.) As he gets out of the rickshaw, there’s an incredibly loud cheer from another fan. It turns out to be Remo D’Souza shouting at the top of his voice, worried about the shooting schedule for Race 3.

Salman Khan is wearing a black Being Human T-shirt along with blue jeans to cap off the irony. Before entering the courthouse, he waves at everyone for one last time. Until the next morning, when he will eventually walk out paying a bail amount lesser than his monthly budget for protein shake.