MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has spoken after her father Mahesh Bhatt and family on Wednesday received death threats from an extortionist who demanded five million rupees from them.
When the actress was probed on the matter at a promotional event of her upcoming film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, she said that with her father by her side, she has nothing to fear.
“I think my dad and the police force are very brave as it is because of them that I didn’t feel unsafe at all. They just took over. I feel everything has been sorted now and everyone is okay,” she said.
“A father’s responsibility is to make others feel safe. With dad by my side, I have nothing to worry about,” she added.
Director Mahesh Bhatt received death threats from an unidentified caller who demanded the money be deposited in a Lucknow-based bank branch.
The caller also threatened to harm his daughter Alia Bhatt and wife Soni Razdan if his demand was not met.
Mahesh Bhatt filed a case after receiving these death threats. However, Mumbai Police immediately swung into action and arrested suspect Sandeep Sahu. He is being interrogated after being traced by the anti-extortion cell of Mumbai crime branch.