Salman Khan performs at the premiere of his film “Dabangg 2” in Mumbai-PTI

Salman Khan performs at the premiere of his film “Dabangg 2” in Mumbai-PTI

Salman Khan performs at the premiere of his film “Dabangg 2” in Mumbai-PTI

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.