Mahesh Bhatt got a death threat from an unidentified caller who demanded Rs 50 lakh. According to reports, the caller also threatened to kill Bhatt’s wife Soni Razdan and daughter Alia Bhatt if he failed to deposit the amount in a Lucknow-based bank branch.
Mahesh Bhatt filed a case in Juhu police station. The case has been registered under section 387. The police also recorded a statement from Bhatt’s family.
Mahesh Bhatt wrote on Twitter, “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!”
Reports says, Mahesh Bhatt received a threat call on February 26, which was initially believed to be a prank call. 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 Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan.