Actor Boman Irani has been provided police protection after he allegedly received a threat call from fugitive underworld don Ravi Pujari.
Boman Irani will be seen with Shahrukh Khan in the movie ‘Happy New Year’, scheduled for a Diwali release. File pic
“Boman Irani has received a threat call from Pujari and we have provided him security. We are currently investigating the case,” a senior police official said. However, cops have not specified the nature of the threat.
On August 23, three persons had opened fire outside the residence of film producer Ali Morani in Juhu. Two days later, Pujari had allegedly called actor Shahrukh 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 said.
The gangster is known to make calls to builders and film personalities. 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.