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For those of you who are trying to figure out what happened with Indian superstar, Salman Khan, here is the full story. Khan had been handed a five-year sentence for poaching, spent two nights in prison and was released on bail having argued about the reliability of witnesses and questioning the forensic tests on the dead blackbuck antelopes. The original incident occurred in 1998.

The judge in Jodhpur required Khan to post two sureties of $800 each. He is also not allowed to leave the country without the court’s permission. The next hearing is scheduled for May 7.

The decision to release Khan was greeted by large cheering crowds. Four others had been acquitted. Khan is one of India’s most bankable stars. He has just completed a major Abu Dhabi shoot for “Race 3,” due a July release in the Eid holiday season.

Live Nation is expanding its Festival Passport program, which now includes more than 100 participating fests around the globe, as well as a new VIP tier program. After selling out of 1,000 passports in 24 hours for its inaugural 2017 program, which cost $799 and included 90 festivals, Live Nation is more than doubling the number of available to 2,500 passports and is selling passes for $999. For the first time in 2018, the company is also offering 100 VIP Festival Passports priced at $5,000. The passes are available for purchase starting today and grant entry to long-running U.S. festivals including Austin City Limits Music Festival. Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and Electric Daisy Carnival, as well as some new events like Falls Festival in Australia, Sydney City Limits, a Creamfields event in China, RedFestDXB in the UAE, Poland’s Impact Festival, Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland and Edinburgh Summer Sessions. The pass also includes entry into all three Lollapalooza events in Berlin, Paris and Chicago.

Filmfare has shared an exclusive that the ceremonial functions for Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding will take place between 8-12 May in Mumbai. It was initially supposed to take place in Geneva but will now take place in Mumbai. onam and Anand have shared pictures together on social media and this will be one of the most anticipated weddings of the year.The couple never publicly admitted to their relationship but have made public appearances together.

Produced by commercial broadcast network TV5, the series is the first Filipino Netflix Original to be screened globally. Set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing drug war, Amo - produced in the Philippines and directed by Filipino Brillante Mendoza - tells the story of a troubled teenager named Joseph, who gets pulled into Manila’s underground world. Traffickers and dangerous drug lords, crooked cops and corrupt government officials all feature prominently in the 12-episode series.

France’s LVMH is fostering projects by entrepreneurs in the luxury goods sector, including a start-up working with silkworms on new materials and another whose software might help detect counterfeits. The Louis Vuitton owner on Monday unveiled a Paris-based startup programme, which aims to support some 50 businesses a year by hosting them in a mega-campus where they can collaborate with its brands. LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, is following in the footsteps of French cosmetics giant L’Oréal in grabbing a corner of Station F, a vast startup incubator in Paris where it offers rent-free space to the startups. “The idea is to animate and activate those conversations around the things that might affect the luxury industry,” said Ian Rogers, a former Apple music executive who joined LVMH in 2015 as chief digital officer. Paris is among major European cities bidding to displace London’s dominance in the startup scene as Britain’s EU exit looms and President Emmanuel Macron pushes a pro-reform agenda designed to promote budding businesses and draw investment. LVMH was for now concentrating its start-up efforts on the French capital, Rogers added. “It’s our home, and it’s in a unique moment right now,” he said. Station F was launched last year by French billionaire Xavier Niel, who is also the partner of Delphine Arnault, an executive at Vuitton and daughter of LVMH boss Bernard Arnault.

Actor, dancer, and director Prabhu Deva had his first full-fledged dance show in Sharjah yesterday. The show was organised by Matrubhumi Live with the legends at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

“For the first time, I am doing a full-fledged dance show and that’s why I am really excited. The rehearsals have already begun and I will dance on all my popular hit numbers from Hindi and South Indian films,” said Prabhu while talking to City Times prior to the show. Musical trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy also performed for the UAE audiences on the same night.