Veteran film-maker Mahesh Bhatt on Thursday morning said he had received an extortion call from an unidentified caller, who threatened to harm his family.
As reported by The Indian Express, Mahesh got a threatening call from an unknown number for extortion on February 26. He did not take it seriously.
Later, he received a Whatsapp message from a ‘gang leader.’ The message read, “If you fail to do so, I will fire several rounds of bullets in your daughter Alia and wife Soni.”
The matter was put to an end to by the Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh police.
The film-maker 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.”