New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt recently received death threats and extortion call from an unidentified person, who was later nabbed by the cops. The caller had reportedly threatened to kill the veteran producer-director, his wife Soni Razdan and daughter Alia Bhatt if he failed to deposit Rs 50 Lakh in the Lucknow-based bank branch.
However, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested one person, who issued death threats to Mahesh Bhatt, his wife Soni Razdan and daughter Alia.
Alia who was present at a press conference of her forthcoming film 'Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya' in the capital was asked about the incident and IANS quoted her saying, “Honestly, I would not like to talk about that much because now everything has been solved. Everything is in control. The only thing I can say is that I am really thankful to the Uttar Pradesh Police and Mumbai police, and of course my father as I didn't have anything to worry about from my side. I think nobody should get this (death threats). Not only celebrities, all human beings should not get these threats.”
Mahesh Bhatt lodged a complaint at the Juhu police station in Mumbai about the extortion-cum-death threat against himself, wife Soni and Alia from an 'unknown person' on Wednesday night.
Later, Mumbai police's Anti-Extortion Cell contacted the Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force (STF) which swung into action and zeroed in on the suspect—identified as Sandeep Sahu.
(With IANS inputs)