"I am Indian," said Bollywood actor Salman Khan in a court in Rajasthan's Jodhpur when he was asked to state his religion as part of introductions.
The actor has reached the court for questioning on the allegations of killing blackbucks during a film shoot in 1998.
This is not the first time Salman comes up with the same answer. The Sultan starrer had stated the same last year during a prosecution of the case.
"I am Salman Khan and I am an Indian," the 51-year-old had said.
In the court, Salman faced 65 questions from the prosecution on the deer hunt which happened during a location shoot for “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.
I am innocent, I have been falsely implicatedSalman Khan
The actor stated this in the presence of his co-stars in the movie, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam.
His questioning was based on the statements of 28 witnesses in the case including members of the Bishnoi tribe who hold deer sacred.
He was acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court last year in two different cases related to hunting of chinkara deer.
Khan, in total, had faced four cases linked to the killing of two blackbucks and two chinkara.