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Govinda gets threatening calls

Asked if the threat had come from underworld, actor's brother said media should not indulge in speculation.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 01:01 IST

The actor-turned-politician Govinda has received threats from the underworld, his brother Kirti Kumar said in Mumbai on Sunday.

"Govinda has been receiving threats...For his family members. We have informed the Union Home Ministry and Congress party high command. We are confident that the party high command is taking appropriate steps for the safety of Govinda and family," Kirti Kumar told reporters.

Asked if the threat had come from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, he said the media should not indulge in speculation over the source of the threat.

"Let the investigating agencies do their work. Please do not give rise to speculation as this is a very serious matter," he said.

Former Maharashtra Minister of state for Home Kripashankar Singh said he had spoken to Govinda but the latter declined to discuss the issue in detail.

"He (Govinda) told me that the party high command has been informed of the threats," Singh said.

Govinda, who was elected to Lok Sabha from north Mumbai constituency in 2004, currently has four films scheduled to be released soon.