Is he allowed to do it? And are we allowed to follow it? I won’t deny there are major apprehensions and speculations and the usual round of ifs and buts over Salman Khan’s latest stunt. After his alleged hit and run case went back to court for a retrial, the actor has created a website, www.salmankhanfiles.com, to put up information and latest updates on court cases filed against him. “Updated by his advocates,” the website will put Khan’s side of the story on all his court cased, which he alleges are misleading and inaccurate.
One can log on and keep up to date with the progress of the cases. Not only this, the actor has made an appeal requesting netizens and media to verify all facts from this portal. “This website will be updated by my advocates from time to time. It will not contain any information about the merits of the case, nor any comment. I encourage all those interested in knowing about these cases, particularly the media, to verify facts available on this website. I have the greatest respect for the law, the judiciary and the legal process. Nothing on this website is intended to influence anyone, the sole purpose being to present the facts, and status of the cases I am involved in,” he pens on the website.
Khan, we feel, must have swung into action post a sessions court rejecting his petition challenging a metropolitan court order that slapped him with charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder
in the 2002 hit-and-run case. A hearing is scheduled for July 19, 2013 for “Framing of Charges”, reported the website.
Guess the star is exploiting the potential of internet as a weapon of information, communication and change. But will it act as his saviour? Only the number of clicks will tell.