He had received death threats from a notorious Rajasthani gangster just days back. And now, Salman Khan reportedly has had to stop shooting for Race 3 after armed men reached the film’s sets. According to Hindustan Times, the actor was escorted home by the police and the shooting of the Remo D'Souza film has been stalled for now.
A source narrated the incident to Mumbai Mirror:
"“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.”" - A source
The actor’s father, Salim Khan has confirmed the news of the threats.
"“While I don’t know the exact details about when he left the sets, I do know that there were some threats. But Salman has a good team of security personnel. This is not the first time that he is getting such threats. In this industry, people keep getting such threats a lot.”" - Salim Khan to Indian Express
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of Rajasthan last week issued a death threat to Salman Khan, saying the Bollywood actor will be killed in Jodhpur. "Salman Khan will be killed here, in Jodhpur... Then he will come to know about our real identity," Bishnoi told media persons while being taken to a Jodhpur court in police security.
Bishnoi’s death threat to Salman is being linked with the blackbuck killing case of 1998, in which Salman and his co-actors are accused. It was the Bishnoi community which had brought up the blackbuck hunting case, and ever since the community considers the Bollywood actor a “villain”.
The police has asked Salman to keep a low profile for a few days. No arrests have been made yet. A senior police office added:
"“We 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.”"
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