Bollywood star Salman Khan is facing a homicide charge in relation to a hit-and-run case over 10 years ago.

The actor appeared in court in Mumbai, India on Wednesday (24Jul13) to plead not guilty to the charge. He faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

The case stems from September, 2002, when Khan allegedly hit five people with his car outside a bakery in Bandra, killing one man and injuring the other four.

He was originally charged with culpable homicide, but his lawyers successfully argued against the charge in court and it was reduced to causing death by negligence.

Since 2006, the case has been transferred from court to court, but last month (Jun13) a judge rejected Khan's appeal against the homicide charge being reinstated.

The 47 year old has been exempted from the trial, which is slated to begin on 19 August (13).