Film producer Boney Kapoor threatened by underworld

Last Updated: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 16:32

Zee Media Bureau/ Aparna Mudi

Mumbai: Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Boney Kapoor has reportedly been threatened by the underworld. The producer has got extortion calls from the underworld and claimed the goons have threatened to shoot him if he fails to pay up the money.

A case has been lodged with the local police and with the anti-extortion cell. It is being speculated that the threats may have come from underworld don Ravi Pujara.

Kapoor filed the complaint at the Oshiwara police station after being repeatedly called from an international number and threatened.

Police have already begun investigations in the case. A parallel inquiry will also be undertaken by the anti-extortion cell. Added security has also been given to Kapoor, and his family including actress Sridevi and their children.

Underworld has been a constant threat to the film industry, with 1990s being rife with threats and phone calls to eminent stars and producers for arm twisting about the release of a movie or pressurising them for money.

Pic Courtesy: @SrideviBKapoor

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First Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 13:08

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