Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, on Wednesday received a death threat from an unidentified caller, who demanded an extortion sum of Rs 50 lakh from him.
The caller allegedly threatened to harm his daughter, actress Alia Bhatt, and wife Soni Razdan if he failed to pay the amount.
Following the threat, the acclaimed filmmaker registered a complaint with the Mumbai police.
The Mumbai police, along with the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh police, have identified a suspect. A police statement said that he has been detained.
The filmmaker tweeted on Thursday morning, “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 Uttar Pradesh police in tandem. Gratitude!”
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!
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 2, 2017