SRK said,” I was scared and told Shakeel I would listen to the story and then decide”. He added that he used to get threatening calls from Abu Salem to act in his movies. Gangsters fascination towards Bollywood is same then and now. Let’s check out who all were in their list from B- town.
1. Dawood Ibrahim and Anita Ayub
She was a beauty pageant contestant and was very close to Dawood Ibrahim. When Bollywood producer Javed Siddique refused to cast her he was shot dead by Dawood’s people.
2. Monica Bedi and Abu Salem
Abu Salem and Monica Bedi was one of the most controversial affairs which covered front page of newspapers for several months when Salem was arrested. He had threatened many directors to uplift her career.
3. Dawood Ibrahim and Mandakini
Mandakini from the movie ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ was another lady from B-town associated with underworld. The D- Company which financed a lot of movies in Bollywood is said to have used their influence to cast her.
4. Gulshan Kumar murder case
T- Series owner Gulshan Kumar was shot dead in 1997 by gangsters. The Lokhandwala Resident was heading to temple when the people from underworld pumped him full of bullets and was dead on the spot. This the most controversial and high profile case till date in the history of Bollywood.
5. Shahrukh Khan and Chhota Shakeel had a talk
SRK being such a popular star in Bollywood and also one of the highest paid actor it is no big surprise if he receives calls from underworld. He had received several threats from underworld and every time the police had given him tight security for the same. During the shoot of Happy New Year reports say that a note was found at the site saying ‘ SRK will be the next Target ‘.
In the year 1998 a producer Nazim Rizvi and film financier Bharat Shah approached him to do a movie but as he refused they tried meeting him through the influence of Chhota Shakeel. SRK was scared and told Shakeel that he would read the script first and then decide.
6. Arijit Singh was the recent victim!!!
Popular singer Arijit Singh was asked Rs 5 crore and was threatened by Ravi Pujari. The underworld don also asked him to perform for 2 stage shows free of cost. Arijit, however filed a written complaint in Mumbai’s Oshiwara Police Station and refused to file an FIR against Ravi Pujari and also denied police protection.
7. Rakesh Roshan was attacked
Ali baba Budesh underworld don of Indian Mafia had asked Rakesh Roshan to share profits his hit movie ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’ in 2000. Budesh’s gang openly shot him in the arm and chest while he was on his way to his office.
8. Sonu Nigam got a call
Sonu Nigam got threatened by underworld to cancel a deal with an event management company and sign with some other company, supposedly chosen by them. He complained to police he has been getting such calls and messages from Chhota Shakeel forcing him to do this.
9. Bhatt family was at risk!!!
Underworld had plans to harm filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt with the arrest of 13 people belonging to a gang overseas. One of them managed to get well along with the watchman of Bhatt’s house and secured a job there.On November 15th, 2014 police caught 7 people from Khar and caught 3 pistols and 15 bullets from them. Among them 3 persons were given 11 lakh for this operation and was told to kill bhatt without giving him a chance to escape.
10. Sanjay Dutt 1993 blast case
Sanjay dutt was arrested for 1993 blast for storing guns in his residence. It is said that he had connections with gangsters Dawood and Abu Salem. Anyways the actor who had given several good performances lost his touch with Bollywood after getting into this tragedy.
11. Haji Mastan and Sona
This gangster got married to actress Sona as she resembled legendary beauty Madhubala. Hence his decision was quick and to get married to her was purely out of love and fondness for her.
12. Mamta Kulkarni and Vikram Goswami
Mamta Kulkarni was a very controversial actress back then in 90’s. She had crossed her limits to make her place in Bollywood and had also went shirtless on a stardust magazine cover page to come in limelight. Finally ended up with gangster Vikram Goswami who deals with drugs and money laundering. However she managed to do 10 hit films which was associated with Vikram and the couple was arrested last year from Kenya.
13. Preity zinta during the year 2000
The dimpled actress Preity Zinta had done many movies in the past and was active from the year 90’s. She was asked to pay Rs 50 lakhs for her role in the movie ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ in the year 2000. She settled it in 25 lakhs for acting in the film.
14. Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia case
Wadias got a lot many phone calls underworld asking not to harass Preity Zinta. The number from which the threats were received were made from Iran and the wadias had lodged complaint against this.
15. Govinda threatened!!!
Actor cum Politician Govinda was receiving life threatening calls from underworld in the year 2006.
The actor was receiving calls along with his family and finally had to inform police and Home Minister.
Some Bollywood celebs spotted with gangsters!!
16. Dawood Ibrahim and Salman Khan
17. Dawood Ibrahim and Anil Kapoor catching a match together
18. Haji Mastan in a Bollywood event beside legendary actor Dileep Kumar
It is rightly said in the movie ‘Don’ – ‘Don ko Pakadna Mushkil Hi Nahi Namumkin Hai ‘. So, what are your views about this post? Comment below and let us know.