Bollywood will incur a huge commercial loss if actor Salman Khan is found guilty in 1998 blackbuck poaching and illegal arms case.
At present, Salman is one of the busiest actors with two films, a reality show and several brand endorsements. He is shooting for two films "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" as of now, which will release this year.
But if he is found guilty, producers of the films will suffer huge losses as he will have to leave the project midway. More than ₹200 crore is riding high on the Bollywood superstar.
Kabir Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has completed 70% of the shooting and will hit screens on Eid this year. The makers will soon leave for Kashmir to complete the final schedule of the shooting.
On the other hand, shooting of Sooraj Barjatiya's film "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" is still going on in Gondal near Rajkot, Gujarat.
"If you take ₹75 crore each for these two films, it comes to a total of ₹150 crore. And then if you add another ₹50 crore for the projects that he has signed, it comes to ₹200 crore. There is some amount of tension but the actor has the option to further appeal his case," trade analyst Nahta told Press Trust of India.
Not only the two ongoing projects, the actor is yet to start the shooting of sequels of his blockbuster movies.
Unconfirmed reports were doing the rounds that "Kick 2", "Bodyguard 2", "No Entry Mein Entry" and "Dabangg 3" will go on floors soon.
Salman also has signed Karan Johar's ambitious project "Shhuddhi" which will release in 2016.
Also, reports suggested that he will be back as the host of reality show "Bigg Boss 9", which he has been hosting for the last five years.
Meanwhile, the final verdict in the Arms Act case will be announced on 3 March. The actor has been accused of killing two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, and using guns and arms with expired license.