Has the demon of extortion haunting back to Bollywood. Mahesh Bhatt and Alia Bhatt receive death threats.
MAHESH BHATT AND ALIA BHATT
According to reports, an unidentified person called Mahesh Bhatt and demanded Rs 50 lakh from him. He threatened to kill Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter actress Alia Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan if the demands are not met. The threat was issued on phone on February 26.
Reportedly, the caller asked Mahesh Bhatt to deposit the money in a Lucknow-based bank branch.
According to reports, the person has been arrested. The arrest came after the accused sent his account details to the filmmaker. A senior official said on the condition of anonymity, “The accused messaged his account details. We managed to track him through his mobile phone number. He is in custody.”
Mahesh Bhatt also posted on a micro-blogging site, “A bolt from the blue in the form of an extortion call & threat to my family was nipped in the bud by the MH & UP police in tandem. Gratitude!”
A bolt from the blue in the form of an extortion call & threat to my family was nipped in the bud by the MH & UP police in tandem.Gratitude!— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 2, 2017
Mahesh Bhatt has received death threat earlier in 2014, here the caller had asked to deposit money and even gave the bank details.
Is the demon of extortion haunting again?