Akshay Kumar recently received death threats over the phone from a man, who claims to be fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, police said today. “The caller recently threatened Akshay and talked about a domestic help, who was sacked by the actor a few days ago,” said a crime branch officer.
Police suspect that it was just a prank call. “Prima facie it appears that it was a prank call,” the officer said adding that the investigation was on. Introducing himself as gangster Ravi Pujari, the caller threatened the actor, saying he made a mistake by removing his domestic help, the officer added.
The 46-year-old actor sacked his domestic help for some undisclosed reasons. Despite repeated calls, Akshay’s manager was unavailable for comments.
Recently, producer Boney Kapoor, producer-director Karan Johar, director Ram Gopal Varma and singer-composer Sonu Nigam had received threatening calls from underworld, police said.