Ayesha Takia and family receive death threats


Ayesha Takia
Mumbai, Mar 15: Bollywood actors and extortion calls by the underworld is the stuff of folklore and the combination have been in existence till long. The latest one to fall in the extortionists radar is actress Ayesha Takia and her family. She was being harassed by an unidentified person and given death threats since the last couple of days.

The police suspect extortionists to be behind the calls. The actress has already registered a complaint with the crime branch against the person who have been repeatedly threatening to kill Ayesha, her husband Farhan Azmi and her father-in-law Abu Asim Azmi who is also an influential figure in the Samajwadi party.

According to Farhan, the unknown person seem to know everything about them and their movements and said, “The caller has identified himself as a Hindu fanatic from Uttar Pradesh. He has also told me that he had come to Mumbai disguised as a Muslim and that my family is listed first on his hit list."

Farhan has heightened security around his family members and added, “I have also hired more security guards for Ayesha, as she has to continuously travel for her shoots."

The family has received similar threats earlier from the gangster Ravi Pujari who had asked for a ransom of Rs 10 crore. But following an official complaint the calls stopped. But this time around, the calls seem to come from a different person.

Farhan had also applied for a gun license but is pending approval from the police department.

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