MUMBAI — A Mumbai court has agreed to Bollywood star Salman Khan’s plea for a fresh trial in a hit-and-run case dating back to 2002.

The case stems from a Sept. 28, 2002, incident in which Khan is accused of running over five homeless men sleeping on a sidewalk Mumbai’s Bandra suburb, killing one and injuring the others. After dragging on for years, in July, a judge ramped up the charges from death by negligence to the more serious culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The trial is now scheduled for Dec. 23 and fresh evidence will be considered. If found guilty, Khan faces up to 10 years imprisonment.

Khan  hosts “Bigg Boss,” the Indian version of “Big Brother,” which is airing on Viacom 18’s Colors channel.

His next film “Jai Ho,” a remake of 2006 Telugu hit “Stalin,” will release Jan. 24.