Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Akshay Kumar receives death threats

Actor Akshay Kumar is the latest celebrity to receive threatening calls from underworld


Akshay Kumar (© Varinder Chawla)

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar has received death threats over the phone from a man, who claims to be fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, police said today.

"The caller recently threatened Akshay and talked about a domestic help, who was sacked by the actor a few days ago," said a crime branch officer.

Police suspect that it was just a prank call. "Prima facie it appears that it was a prank call," the officer said adding that the investigation was on.

Introducing himself as gangster Ravi Pujari, the caller threatened the actor, saying he made a mistake by removing his domestic help, the officer added.

The 46-year-old actor sacked his domestic help for some undisclosed reasons.

Despite repeated calls, Akshay's manager was unavailable for comments.

Recently, producer Boney Kapoor, producer-director Karan Johar, director Ram Gopal Varma and singer-composer Sonu Nigam had received threatening calls from underworld, police said.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Police Chief Satyapal Singh plans to convey a meeting with Bollywood fraternity to instill confidence among them, in the backdrop of the alleged underworld calls.

"If the meeting takes place, then we would like to inform the Bollywood personalities that police are with them and they should not be worried of such calls," the officer said.

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