Bollywood actor Salman Khan had to cancel the shooting of his upcoming film Race 3 following a death threat issued by a gangster from the Bishnoi community that worships black bucks.
The actor escorted home by police after armed men reached Film City on Tuesday, where he was shooting.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Salman’s appearance in Jodhpur last Thursday in the black buck case led to threats by gangster Lawrence Bishnoi.
The black buck case -- in which Salman is charged with poaching the endangered animal -- has been going on in Jodhpur for the past 10 years.
The police arrived at the Race 3 set in Film City and told Salman and producer Ramesh Taurani that the shoot needs to be stopped immediately and the actor needs to head home as soon as possible. Salman was escorted home in a car by six cops, and asked to maintain a low profile for a few days, the report said. No arrest has been made in the case.
Bishoi is a notorious gangster and has been charged in over 20 cases of attempt to murder, carjacking, extortion, snatching and under the Arms Act in Punjab-Haryana belt.