Appeals court grants bail to Indian movie star

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- A court has granted bail to one of India's biggest movie stars until it hears his appeal challenging his conviction in a drunk-driving hit-and-run case more than a decade ago.

Salman Khan was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday on charges of driving over five men sleeping on the sidewalk and killing one of them in Mumbai in 2002.

The Mumbai High Court said Friday it will start hearing Khan's appeal in July, according to prosecutor Abha Singh.

Khan is one of Bollywood's most popular stars, appearing in more than 90 Hindi-language films in his 27-year career.

It could take years more for Khan's case to wind its way through India's overburdened legal system.