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Sunday 20 April 2014

Bollywood star faces death charge

Bollywood star Salman Khan has starred in about 90 films in his 25-year career

Indian movie star Salman Khan will be tried for homicide for his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago, a Mumbai court has ruled.

If convicted he faces up to 10 years in jail.

The actor was earlier being tried for the lesser offence of causing death by negligence, which carries a maximum punishment of two years in jail.

Monday's court decision is a blow for one of Bollywood's biggest stars. Khan has starred in about 90 Hindi-language films in his 25-year career.

One man was killed and another three were injured when Khan allegedly rammed his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002. The trial will begin on July 19.

Press Association

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