Bollywood actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt recently received threat calls from a caller who called himself Ashish Pandit. Bhatt has filed a complaint at the Bandra Police station in Mumbai, but the caller has not yet been publicly identified.
The Mumbai police have traced the call and revealed that it was made from a village in Latur district, Maharashtra. Sources familiar with the incident said that a Mumbai police team reached Latur on January 10, 2013, arrested the culprit and brought him to Mumbai.
The ‘Jism 2’ director received two calls on January 8, 2013 and January 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm and 12:45 am respectively. Pooja said, “Initially I didn’t answer since I did not recognize the number. Since the caller persisted I assumed it was an emergency and answered.” The filmmaker also said that she did not get any assistance from the police helpline and hung up after not being offered any help.
Pooja’s father Mahesh Bhatt criticised the incident and said that everyone needs to stand up and stare into the eyes of the bully. Bhatt also said that his daughter is a brave woman and that he is happy that she did not get intimidated by the terror call and went to the police instead.