In a shocking development, famed  filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt recently received an extortion call from an unidentified person . The caller asked the filmmaker to deposit RS 50 Lakhs in his bank account. Thereafter, the individual stressed that if Mahesh did not do so, he would kill him, his daughter Alia and wife Soni Razdan.

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The Zakhm director took these calls lightly at first as such calls are frequent in the Bollywood world. However, when the caller warned him against taking the threats as a prank, he filed a complaint with the Juhu police. The case was soon transferred to Mumbai police’s Anti Extortion Cell who then contacted the UP police from where the call came from.

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A Suspect Has Been Nabbed

Revealing more details about this, sources from the Mumbai Police said that they have already detained one person in connection with the case and are currently interrogating him.

“A case is registered under section 387 (causing a person to fear death or grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion.), We have detained one and he is being interrogated,” the source added.

Mahesh Bhatt Is Safe

Interestingly, shortly after the Police took action, Mahesh sent out a message and thanked the cops for ensuring his  safety.

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“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!”

We are happy that the person has been nabbed and hope that the person indeed is the right one. We are living in such crazy times that we should not take anything lightly.

We wish both Father and Daughter and their family all the best and hope that they put this incident away from their minds and keep giving us amazing films.