Celebrities are soft targets for the criminals- Mukesh Bhatt

Elder brother of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and film producer Mukesh Bhatt has revealed details of the death threat to his elder brother Mahesh Bhatt. He revealed that the caller, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was threatening Mahesh Bhatt since last week. Mukesh said, “He was receiving this threat from last one week. The man threatened to kill Mahesh or his family members if he fails to give money. We immediately contacted the Mumbai Police and they acted promptly in contacting UP Police. The UP Police also acted quickly and arrested the accused. The producer further said the Mumbai Police will investigate whether he was doing it alone or was acting at someone’s behalf. “Our security has been stepped up. We were already having security but now it has been doubled.” He further said the Bollywood celebrities become soft targets for the criminals. A man gave death threat to the film-maker on February 26 and claimed that if his demand of Rs 50 lakh was not met then it would result in the death of Bhatt. Mahesh Bhatt filed a complaint on Thursday in Juhu Police Station. The accused has been apprehended by the Special Task Force of UP Police from Lucknow. He also threatened to kill his daughter and new age Bollywood sensation Alia Bhatt and his wife if he fails to fulfill his required extortion amount of 50 lakhs. In 2014 also Bhatt and his family received killing and extortion related threatens.