Actor Varun Dhawan, who had refused to make a public comment on Salman Khan’s “raped woman” analogy when the controversy was at its peak, on Monday said the Rajasthan High Court’s decision on the superstar’s acquittal in two 18-year-old chinkara poaching cases must be respected. “I think the law has to take its course. It’s the court’s judgement and we have to respect it. So I respect the court’s judgement,” Varun, who was in the capital on Monday, said at the press conference of his forthcoming film ‘Dishoom’. Varun shares a friendly bond with Salman, who has worked several times with his father and director David Dhawan.
In fact, Varun is also stepping into Salman’s shoes for a remake of ‘Judwaa’. When Varun’s ‘Dishoom’ co-star Jacqueline Fernandez was asked to comment on Salman’s acquittal, she preferred to stay mum. However, she was happy to share that ‘Kick’, in which she starred with Salman, had on Monday clocked two years since its release. “Yes, I know. I think that’s very exciting,” she said.Justice Nirmaljit Kaur of the Rajasthan High Court acquitted Salman of all charges on Monday. The judge also dismissed the state government’s appeal for enhancing the sentences. Salman had appealed before the Jodhpur bench of the high court challenging a lower court verdict in 2006 handing him a one and five-years term in the two separate cases of poaching. He and the state government had appealed before the high court challenging the lower court’s verdicts on various grounds.