Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt receives extortion calls, death threats

MUMBAI: Bollywood director and manufacturer Mahesh Bhatt filed an FIR in Juhu police station of Mumbai after receiving extortion calls and death threats from an unidentified individual.

Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt
Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt

According to Indian media, Mahesh Bhatt won a risk name on February 26. A chain of textual content messages and WhatsApp messages adopted the decision by way of an individual claiming to be a gang chief. The extortionist threatened that if Bhatt did not pay up, he would kill his daughter Alia Bhatt and spouse Soni Razdan.

“A bolt from the blue within the type of an extortion name & risk to my circle of relatives used to be nipped within the bud via the MH & UP police in tandem. Gratitude! All folks is best than considered one of us!!” Bhatt tweeted on Thursday.


The caller, Sandeep Sahu, who has been detained by way of Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force from Lucknow, used to be tough a sum of for Rs 50 lakhs.

Fearing for the security of his circle of relatives, Mahesh Bhatt filed a case on Wednesday beneath segment 387 (inflicting an individual to worry death or grievous harm, with a view to devote extortion).

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