As Shahrukh Khan was getting ready to celebrate his 45th birthday in Berlin, the Mumbai Police went on a frenzy. Apparently, an anonymous source informed the Mumbai Police that the famous don, Chhota Shakeel, had planned to attack one of the guests at King Khan"s home. As soon as the report came in, Shahrukh"s palatial bungalow (at Mannat) turned into a fortress of sorts.
The Mumbai Police cordoned off the entire area and searched every vehicle that passed by. According to the caller, the don had planned to assassinate Gutka Baron Joshi at Mannat. Fearing the security of the guests, the police started examining every bouquet and gifts that came in for Shahrukh"s birthday.
The caller had mentioned that sharpshooters from the Chhota Shakeel gang were on their way to kill Joshi. So, the police immediately raised red alert. They later found out that the person in question was Mr. Sachin Joshi, the son of Goa Gutka manufacturer J M Joshi, who is facing a CBI probe for helping Dawood Ibrahim set up a Gutka manufacturing plant in Pakistan. Sachin was scheduled to come to Mannat to discuss a business deal with Shahrukh"s associates.
According to reports, Sachin had earlier come to Shahrukh with a business proposal and was supposed to drop by to meet the actor"s consultants. The Police said that some of the biggest names in the film industry were present at Mannat, so, they immediately raised high alert. However, Sachin himself was unaware of the threat to his life until the police called him.
The good news is that the threats were found to be baseless.