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SLUMDOG actor turns goon for real...

June 23, 2009 1:31:40 PM IST
Apeksha, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Oscar winning flick SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has once again come under the arc light for the wrong reason. Latest news has it that actor Ajit Pandey, who played a hired goon of gangster Mahesh Manjrekar in the film, has been arrested for extortion of money and trying to bag film roles by threatening producers on phone.

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Driven by the desire to make it big in the industry, it's heard that the actor allegedly posed as a certain Irfan Husri, an associate of Chhota Shakeel, to force producers to give him roles. What's more is that he told the producers that if they did not cast Pandey they would have to give him Rs 20 lakhs. In order to make his case strong, Pandey even lodged a complaint with the police against Husri. In the meanwhile, he called the producers and told them that Husri had forced him to call the producers.

Though many producers ignored his calls, Pandey was in deep trouble, when Pramod Kapoor of Ramanand Sagar productions refused to give in to these threats and reported this to the police. It was then that his designs went weak and became clear after police investigation. Whoever said entering tinsel town was a mere cakewalk...


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