Earlier, in 2017 “Padmavat” stars Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali had received similar death threats from the people protesting against their films.
As reported earlier, Salman Khan has been receiving death threats from gangster Lawrence Bishnoi following the blackbuck poaching case, he is accused of.
Reportedly, the gangster belongs to a community who worships black buck and the threats started soon after Salman appeared at a hearing in Jodhpur regarding the two decade-long case.
However, things went out of hand and looked pretty serious when armed Police men rushed on the sets of Salman Khan’s next film “Race 3” and asked him to vacate the place as soon as possible.
According to reports in Mumbai Mirror, on Wednesday i.e, January 10, 2018, Salman was shooting on the sets of “Race 3” in Film City Studios, Mumbai when a team of armed Police men arrived after sensing danger to the Superstar’s life. They stalled the shoot and took him with them to drop him home safe and sound.
A close source has been quoted by the tabloid, “The police arrived at the Race 3 set in Film City and told Salman and producer Ramesh Taurani that the shoot had to be stopped immediately as the actor needed to head home as soon as possible. Salman was escorted in another car by six cops, while his own car was driven back to his residence by another group of cops.”
“This is not the first time a threat has been issued against Salman or a member of his family, and the actor is often spotted about town without security or even his bodyguard, Shera, but anticipating an unprecedented attack, he has been asked to be extra safe,” a senior inspector revealed.
“The police are taking Bishnoi’s threat seriously but we have assured Salman that he will receive maximum police protection. We are also investigating the motive behind Bishnoi’s threat to Salman,” he added.
Ramesh Taurani said, “There are additional bouncers, guards and personnel to safeguard Salman and the unit at all times.”
Apart from Bishnoi, three other gangsters have also threathed to kill Salman and vandalise areas around his film sets. Following all this, the actor has been asked to stay home for a while and stop his cycling sessions and to not inform his fans on social media about his whereabouts. His security also has been tightened.