Salman Khan

Salman Khan

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Salman Khan is an Indian actor, producer, and TV personality that works in the Bollywood film industry. Salman Khan is widely recognized as one of the most commercially successful actors in the Indian film industry, despite facing a string of legal controversies spanning several decades.


Salman Khan, son of notable Bollywood screenwriter Salim Khan, began his career with a supporting role in the 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi. He established himself as a prominent Indian actor in the 90s after several commercially successful films, including the 1999 films Hum Aapke Hai Koun, and Hum Saath-Saath Hain. After a mid-aughts slump, Salman re-entered popular Bollywood stardom with films like Dabangg (2010), Bodyguard (2011), and Dabangg 2 (2012). Khan has starred in the highest-grossing Hindi films from 2010 to 2020. [1]

Tere Naam (2003)

Khan's character "Radhe" from the 2003 Bollywood film Tere Naam has long been a popular staple in Indian memes. Radhe's distinctive hairstyle and tendency to smoke cigarettes have cemented him as an Indian literally me and sigma edits character. On 15th August 2017, Facebook[11] page Metronome posted a status commemorating Khan's hairstyle in the film, gathering over 800 reactions in six years (seen below, left). On May 13th, 2019, Twitter[12] user @HumbLTweets posted a tweet about Radhe's hair, gathering over 1,000 likes in three years (seen below, right).

METRONOME Metronome 15 August 2017 #OnThisDay - Tere Naam was released. Known as one of the most popular films of Salman Khan's highly illustrious career, the film was praised for Salman's portrayal of Radhe Mohan and of course, the famous beech ki maang that he kept in the movie which became a cult fashion sense back in the days. Today marks 13 years to its release! 16 834 217 comments 29 shares HumbL @HumbLTweets No one: Salman Khan in Tere Naam: 12:13 PM . May 13, 2019 375 Retweets 35 Quote Tweets 1,260 Likes :

On November 3rd, 2022, Instagram[14] page @mememandir posted a Radhe literally me edit, gathering over 13,000 likes in over two months. A Radhe Vs Walter White edit was posted to @mememandir[13] on December 24th, 2022, where it gathered over 16,000 views in over a month (shown below).

A still from the movie's penultimate scene featuring a distressed and dirty-looking Khan is a popular reaction image used to indicate being down bad



Hit-And-Run Case

On September 28th, 2002, Khan was arrested for rash and negligent driving after getting into a car accident in Mumbai, killing one person sleeping on the pavement and injuring two others. He was charged with culpable homicide in 2013 and found guilty on all charges in 2015, including driving the car under the influence of alcohol, causing the death of one and serious injury to four homeless persons, as well as driving without a license.[2] Khan's driver Ashok Singh, who had given the testimony that he was driving the car at the time of the accident, was charged with perjury for misguiding the Court with false testimony and was arrested.[3] Khan was sentenced to five years in prison but released on bail pending an appeal in March 2015. In December 2015, he was acquitted of all charges due to a lack of evidence. The kidnapping and eventual death of prime witness police constable Ravindra Patil remain unsolved.[4]

On March 30th, 2015, Twitter[5] user @oothikicha posted a tweet about Khan being released and his driver being arrested for perjury, gathering over 300 likes in seven years (seen below, left). On December 10th, Twitter[6] user @Babu_Bhaiyaa posted a tweet about Khan being acquitted on all charges, gathering over 500 likes in seven years (seen below, right).

release the kirukan @oothikicha Salman Khan, what's your favourite drink? Screw Driver. 4:58 AM Mar 30, 2015 . 742 Retweets 376 Likes Fan Paresh Rawal fan @Babu_Bhaiyaa ... Salman Khan ji coming out of court after Judgement... #SalmanVerdict 4:54 AM Dec 10, 2015

Blackbuck hunting and Arms Act violations cases

Khan allegedly shot and killed an endangered blackbuck during the filming of the 1999 film Hum Saath-Saath Hain in a forested area near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. In 2007, Khan spent a week in Jodhpur jail under the charges of poaching endangered antelopes under the Wildlife (Protection Act and using firearms with an expired license under the Arms Act.[7] He was acquitted by the Rajasthan High court in 2016. In 2018, Khan was convicted in the blackbuck poaching case and sentenced to five years imprisonment. He has been released on bail, pending appeal, as of 2023.[8]

On April 5th, 2018, Twitter[9] user @Atheist_Krishna tweeted a meme in reaction to the poaching case verdict, gathering over 1,000 likes in five years (seen below, left). Also on April 5th, 2018, Twitter[10] user @badechote posted a tweet about Khan's repeated legal troubles, gathering over 5,000 likes in five years (seen below, right).

Krishna @Atheist Krishna Katrina Kaif showing a range of emotions after she heard about Salman Khan going to jail. #BlackBuckPoachingCase HAPPY SHOCKED 7:30 AM. Apr 5, 2018 SAD CONFUSED ANGRY ECSTATIC : ... AA. KWA A GAND S KAR Bade Chote @badechote Interviewer (1998) - Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Salman Khan - Here only 360 DEGREE DIA 11:06 AM Apr 5, 2018 ...


Jurm? refers to a series of exploitable phrasal template memes that depict someone getting arrested alongside a humorous caption for what their crime was. The memes began with a series of jokes featuring Bollywood actor Salman Khan being arrested with a text overlay that read, "Jurm?" meaning "Crime?" followed by a joke. The memes began to circulate in late 2021.

@UPSCMEME Jurm UPSC MEME Prelims ko sabse aasan stage samjh betha @ctfu_radhe Jurm Dosti ko pyar samaj baitha

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Salman Khan

[2] The Hindu – Khan Had No Driving License

[3] Hindustan Times – Court Refuses To Entertain Perjury Charges Against Khan

[4]  New York Times – Bollywood and organized crime

[5] Twitter – oothikicha

[6] Twitter – Babu_Bhaiyaa

[7] The Independent – The Deer Hunter

[8] The Hindu – Salman Khan Bail

[9] Twitter – Atheist_Krishna

[10] Twitter – badechote

[11] Facebook – Feedope India

[12] Twitter – HumbLTweets

[13] Instagram – mememandir

[14] Instagram – mememandir

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