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Boman Irani gets police protection after threat from underworld

PTI  Mumbai, August 31, 2014
First Published: 21:43 IST(31/8/2014) | Last Updated: 22:44 IST(31/8/2014)

Bollywood actor Boman Irani has been provided police protection after he allegedly received a threat call from fugitive underworld don Ravi Pujari.

"Boman Irani has received threat call from Pujari and we have provided him security. We are investigating the case," a senior police official said without specifying the nature of the threat.

Irani's movie 'Happy New Year', in which he co-stars with Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, is scheduled for release in October.

On August 23, three persons had opened fire outside the residence of film producer Ali Morani in suburban Juhu.

Two days later, Pujari had allegedly called superstar Shah Rukh Khan's production house Red Chillies and passed on a message to the actor. Pujari told Khan's staff to tell the actor to stay away from Morani, police had earlier said.

The gangster is known to make calls to builders and film personalities.

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