This is literally shocking to know Alia Bhatt’s father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt received the extortion call on February 26. Yes, your read that right! Mahesh Bhatt received death threats for daughter Alia Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan after which he filed a police complaint on Wednesday at Juhu police station. As per reports, an unidentified caller has demanded Rs 50 lakh from Mahesh Bhatt and has threatened that if the said amount will not reach on time, he will kill Alia and his wife Soni Razdan.
Reports further suggest that the man asked Mahesh Bhatt to deposit the money in a Lucknow-based bank branch. However, at first the filmmaker didn’t take the call seriously but after receiving a WhatsApp message from the person who claimed to be a gang leader, Mahesh Bhatt filed a police complaint.
The message read, “If you fail to do so, I will fire several rounds of bullets in your daughter Alia and wife Soni.”
A police officer also told India Today, “A case is registered under section 387 (causing a person to fear death or grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion).”
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
Well, this is not the first time that the Bhatt family has received such threat and calls. Earlier in 2014, Mahesh Bhatt had received same threat calls and the police had also arrested the culprits. Meanwhile, the police are investigating the matter and it remains to see if they are able to catch the culprit.