Mumbai, Nov 20: Arrest of seven members of a gang once again raised security concern for Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan. Mumbai Police confirmed that the gang had plans to target the actor who is one among the primary targets of the underworld.
The seven arrested members of a gang were accused of firing outside the home of a Bollywood producer Karim Morani in August 2014. Mumbai Police informed that arrested people revealed they were asked to monitor the movements of Mahesh Bhatt, Farah Khan and SRK.
According to sources, all arrested people were members of underworld don Ravi Pujara's team and they were behind SRK and Farah Khan as the don was outraged that he did not get the international rights to SRK's movie Happy New Year.
Pujara also allegedly demanded a share of the earnings from a massive international publicity tour that included the Bollywood actor. Morani holds the distribution rights to several films including Happy New Year, directed by Farah Khan.
Earlier media reports had claimed that underworld don threatened the actor. However, his close aide overruled such reports and said, "Shah Rukh has not got any such calls. We wonder why such rumours are being spread."
Mumbai Police too had overruled such reports saying, "He has been given police protection for a long time now. So why is there so much of talk about it?"