Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Thursday morning said he had received an extortion call from an unidentified caller, who threatened to harm his family.
The filmmaker tweeted: “A bolt from the blue in the form of an extortion call and threat to my family was nipped in the bud by the Maharashtra and UP police in tandem. Gratitude.”
Mahesh, on Wednesday, reportedly received calls by an unidentified caller, who demanded a sum of Rs 50 lakh and threatened to kill his daughter-actress Alia and wife Soni Razdan, if he didn’t pay the demanded amount.
The matter was put an end to by the Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh police.
Based on the complaint registered by Mahesh, the Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC), with the help of Special Task Force (STF) UP Police, identified and detained one person in connection with the threat calls. Earlier in November 2014, 13 people belonging to a certain gang were arrested, who had plotted to eliminate Bhatt and his family.