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Bollywood star faces death charge

Published 25/06/2013 | 07:42

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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.

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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.

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