Bollywood hunk Salman Khan sentenced to five years in jail for hit-and-run fatality

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      He's an A-list movie star India, but that didn't stop a judge from sentencing Salman Khan to the slammer.

      D.W. Deshpande rejected Khan's claim that his driver rammed his SUV into a crowd of homeless Mumbai men in 2002, killing one of them.

      As a result, the 49-year-old star of Saajan, Ek Tha Tiger, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and other blockbusters has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

      Khan has been ordered to spend five years in jail, though he's out on bail until Friday (May 8).

      According to the Indian news network NDTV, Khan's driver, Ashok Singh, may face perjury charges after testifying that he was at the wheel when the accident occurred.

      "I was driving when the tire burst and the brake jammed," Singh claimed. "The car went over the steps. I saw that people were trapped beneath. I got out of the right side and Salman too got out of the right side as the left door was jammed."

      Khan has a Canadian connection in that his company partnered with Toronto actor, writer, and producer Vinay Virmani on last year's Dr. Cabbie.

      Indian media outlets have reported that Khan is set to star in Shuddi, which will be directed by Karan Johar. It would be their first film together, but that might never happen if Khan doesn't get the conviction overturned on appeal.

      In the past, Khan has been romantically linked with two of Bollywood's biggest female stars, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.

      His action film Kick was Bollywood's top box-office-grossing film last year.