Salman Khan has appeared in some of the biggest blockbusters in Hindi film history. But his career has been blighted by allegations of involvement in crimes of poaching, domestic violence and culpable homicide. In the last decade, the star has tried to reform his image. If he has succeeded to some extent, Anna MM Vetticad reports, it has been not just through his own efforts, but also the willingness of his fans and many around him to accept or justify even his most disturbing behaviour.
Also in this issue:
How Malayalam cinema’s only female superstar got back to work; The cinematic myth-making of Louis Mountbatten; Why Indian films’ box-office figures do not add up; Nepali politics sees a major reconfiguration in time for a watershed election; Unsafe abortions through the ages; Old Delhi’s subversive love-letter manuals
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