Film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt, wife Soni Razdan and his actor-daughter Alia Bhatt allegedly received death threats from an unidentified person demanding Rs 50 lakh from the movie personality, police said on Thursday.
The accused allegedly threatened to pump bullets into Bhatt’s family members.
Police in Uttar Pradesh detained one person who is suspected to have threatened Bhatt.
Sources said UP police are questioning the suspect who was traced to UP by the anti-extortion cell of Mumbai crime branch. A Mumbai Police team has been dispatched to UP.
Sources said Bhatt was first threatened close to midnight on February 26 through a call to his mobile phone. A case was registered at the Juhu police station on Wednesday.
Bhatt said in tweet that the threat has been “nipped in the bud” by police.
The accused, who is also said to have also sent text and WhatsApp messages to the director, allegedly asked Bhatt to deposit the money in a bank account in Lucknow.
Police said Mumbai Police anti-extortion cell has begun investigations after recording the statement of Bhatt, the father of popular actor Alia. His elder daughter Pooja is also an actor producer.
Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan receive death threat, one held in UP