This is not the first time that Bollywood stars have come under threat from the underworld. In the past, many producers, directors and actors have been threatened by underworld dons
Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has received a death threat from an unidentified caller who has demanded a sum of Rs 50 lakh to be deposited in a Lucknow-based bank branch.
According to reports, the caller has claimed that failure on Mahesh’s part to meet their demand would result in the death of his actress daughter Alia Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan.
An ANI tweet confirmed that Bhatt filed a complaint in the Juhu Police station following the death threat.
Mahesh also took to Twitter early this morning to say that the extortion attempt was “nipped in the bud”, all thanks to the MP and UP police.
According to reports, Bhatt received a threat call on February 26, which was initially believed to be a prank call. A series of text messages and WhatsApp messages followed the call and a person claiming to be a gang leader threatened that if he failed to pay up, the person would fire rounds of bullets at daughter Alia and wife Soni.
Fearing for the safety of his family, Bhatt filed a case on March 01, 2017 under section 387 (causing a person to fear death or grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion).
This threat comes two years after a group of 13 people were arrested on November 2014 for plotting to kill Mahesh Bhatt.
Reportedly, the case has now been transferred to Mumbai Police’s Anti Extortion Cell (ANC) and the matter will be further investigated by them along with other Police departments.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in 2016 had threatened to beat up film makers Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt if they work with or release films featuring artistes from the neighbouring country.
Bollywood has always been under the underworld’s scanner.
Celebs have often complained about the threat calls received by the members of the underworld.
However, Mahesh Bhatt has always been brave towards these threat calls. In 2015, while promoting his film Khamoshiyan Bhatt had said, “I’m promoting ‘Khamoshiyan’ on the front foot. I can’t stop living because of this death threat. If I did that would mean that the terrorist has won.”
Father Mahesh Bhatt is extremely proud of his daughter’s talent.
Check out this rare photo of Alia Bhatt with dad Mahesh Bhatt and sister Pooja Bhatt.
Alia Bhatt once admitted that she doesn’t want her father’s qualities in her husband.
Alia Bhatt recently moved into her own pad. Though her parents, Mahesh Bhatt and Soni live near by.
Alia Bhatt spends quality time with dad and shares some candid pictures with him.
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Check out this rare childhood photo of actress Alia Bhatt with her mother.
Alia Bhatt is definitely a star but at home she’s just a normal kid.
Actress Alia Bhatt pouts for a selfie with mother.