This morning, Mahesh Bhatt tweeted:
A bolt from the blue in the form of an extortion call & threat to my family was nipped in the bud by the MH & UP police in tandem.Gratitude!— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 2, 2017
Mr Bhatt was retweeted by his eldest daughter Pooja. He was soon inundated with responses from well-wishers tweeting 'be safe.'
Mr Bhatt also posted this tweet - presumably he was connecting this to the collective threat against his family:
All of us is better than one of us !!— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) March 2, 2017
The Bhatts are among the Hindi film industry's most prominent and active families. Mahesh Bhatt is the director of acclaimed movies like Saaransh, Arth and Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin. Mr Bhatt and his brother Mukesh Bhatt co-own the production banner Vishesh Films, under which films like the Murder and Raaz series have been made. The last film Mr Bhatt directed was 1999's Kaartoos - since then, he has made producing his focus.
Mahesh Bhatt has three children other than Alia. Actress-director Pooja and son Rahul are his children with first wife Kiran. He and Soni Razdan have another daughter named Shaheen. Alia Bhatt is the star of upcoming film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, which releases on March 10.