After the infamous attack by underworld don Ravi Pujari on Bollywood producer Ali Morani there were reports that the don had even threatened Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Rumors have it that the don had threatened SRK to hand him the distribution rights of Shahrukh's upcoming film HAPPY NEW YEAR.
However, the truth has come to fore. According to a national daily Pujari, prior to assaulting Morani, had called him and asked him to persuade Shah Rukh Khan to participate in a show that he wished to organize for his buddies abroad but Morani declined and this raged Pujari and he sent his men at Morani’s house to teach him a lesson.
The report claims when Pujari could not get his work done by Morani, he even called on the landline number of SRK’s Red Chilles office. However contradicting the news reports underworld don Ravi Pujari in a statement to media has reported that he is a great fan of Shah Rukh Khan and respects him to his bottom of heart.
In a statement to press, he humbly confessed, “Yes it’s true that I had called at SRK’s Red Chillies office on landline number. But the call was not for any extortion or threat but a request to be passed on to SRK not to work with people who are linked to Dawood or Rajan such as Morani brothers.”
It may be noted that like Pujari, the fascination of underworld dons for Bollywood stars and movies is known to be their weakness.
Dawood Ibrahim, the mafia don of International crime, in the 80’s conducted many entertainment shows of Bollywood stars in Dubai and Bollywood stars from Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Salman Khan and many more would take part. In fact Dawood Ibrahim even had an illicit affair with Bollywood heroine Mandakini, the heroine of Raj Kapoor’s hit movie RAM TERI GANGA MAILI.
Renowned gold and silver smuggler of the early 70’s, Haji Mastan, on whose life the character of Amitabh Bachchan was designed in DEEWAAR, had such an obsession for film stars that he had even turned film producer and made few movies.
He had good friendship with thespian Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt and many film personalities. He had married actress Sona, a lookalike of the yesteryears’ beauty, Madhubala and produced few films with her as heroine.