The court has asked Salman Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a trial court, to file reply within four weeks.
An apex court bench headed by Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya issued the notice as a petition by the Rajasthan government came up for hearing.
The Rajasthan High Court had stayed the conviction of Salman Khan.
Salman was convicted in a blackbuck hunting case by a trial court in 2006.