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Yash Chopra: Latest target for underworld

Just when you thought the Bollywood-underworld connection had been out of the limelight for a bit, the action seems to have returned to the industry. This time, it involves one of the most influential personas of the film industry...

entertainment Updated: Apr 22, 2011 11:37 IST

Just when you thought the Bollywood-underworld connection had been out of the limelight for a bit, the action seems to have returned to the industry. This time, it involves one of the most influential personas of the Hindi film industry. We're talking of none other than Yash Chopra, head of Yash Raj Films (YRF).

The filmmaker has allegedly been receiving extortion calls from gangster Ravi Pujari. As a result, a fed up Chopra has complained to the Mumbai Police. In fact, he has even written a letter to the zonal DCP about the same and has been provided extra security ever since, reported Mumbai Mirror.

According to the police, a person claiming to be Ravi Pujari had called up the landline number of the office of Yash Raj Films located in suburban Oshiwara a number of times and demanded huge amount of money from Chopra. The caller threatened that if the protection money was not paid the filmmaker would face "dire consequences", a senior police official said.

Incidentally, Yash ChopraChopra is not the only to be at the receiving end of Ravi Pujari gang's threats. Mahesh Bhatt and Ayesha Takia's husband Farhan Azmi too, have reportedly been threatened by the same gang.



The additional commissioner of police confirmed the story and said that the police were looking into the matter. When contacted, a Yash Raj Films’ spokesperson denied the story. Yash Chopra was not directly available for comments.